"The New Persian Empire: Iran's Influence in the Middle East"
Our guest, who spoke recently here in Tulsa, is the Program Director for the American Committees on Foreign Relations.
Our guest on ST is Vangala Ram, a longtime intelligence and Foreign Service professional, who recently retired from the U.S. Foreign Service as a Senior Foreign Service Officer (or FSO) after a distinguished 27-year career. Mr. Ram's tours in the Foreign Service included overseas diplomatic assignments in Banjul, Amman, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tunis, Riyadh, Seoul, Cologne, Kabul, and Herat. As a child of diplomats who's also married to a fellow FSO, he speaks the following languages, along with English: Arabic, Russian, Persian-Farsic, and German. Mr. Ram recently addressed the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations on "The New Persian Empire: Iran's Influence in the Middle East."