The US Embassy’s Political Councillor

Date: 25th of October 2016

Location: Arts Building, Classroom 3. Building H, Classroom 206

Guest: Mr. Eric Gizalus

Topic: United States Domestic and Foreign Policies.

Description:  The visit was organized by Dr. Michael Mulligan, a lecturer in the Political Science Department. Mr. Gizalus started of the session by defining the main role of a diplomat, and the controversy behind the position. He stated that his job is to represent the foreign policy of the United States no matter how unpopular it is. He discussed the impact of 9/11 on the US foreign policy and the diplomats abroad. He also assessed the impact of the JASTA on US-Saudi relations. Additionally, he examined the US-Israeli relations. Mr. Gizalus also analysed the complicated dynamics of the Elections’ system and third parties in the US.

Attendees:

*Students were allowed to attend.

Module Leaders:  Dr. Michael Mulligan

                             Dr. Moritz Mihatsch

                             Dr. Rasha Mansour

                            

Teaching Assistants: Lara Mikhail

                                  Amena Mohamed

                                  Fatimah Aiyad

                                  Reem El-Barbary

                                  Aliyah Tarek

                                  Doaa Nounou

                                  Karim Abdoun

                                  Omar Abou Baker

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The visit was organized by Dr. Michael Mulligan, a lecturer in the Political Science Department. Mr. Gizalus started of the session by defining the main role of a diplomat, and the controversy behind the position. He stated that his job is to represent the foreign policy of the United States no matter how unpopular it is. He discussed the impact of 9/11 on the US foreign policy and the diplomats abroad. He also assessed the impact of the JASTA on US-Saudi relations. Additionally, he examined the US-Israeli relations. Mr. Gizalus also analysed the complicated dynamics of the Elections’ system and third parties in the US.