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Ideagen Ideas Leader Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Patrick Theros

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President Clinton nominated Patrick Theros as Ambassador to the State of Qatar in 1995.  Prior to that assignment, Ambassador Theros served as Acting Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism at the State Department, responsible for coordinating all US government counter-terrorist activities abroad.  Ambassador Theros also served with distinction in a number of other diplomatic positions, including Political Advisor to US Central Command, Charge d' Affaires in the UAE and Jordan, as well as in senior positions in Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Nicaragua.

Ambassador Theros retired in 1998 after 36 years in public service.  He promptly entered the private sector.  Since leaving government, Ambassador Theros has led successful communications programs on behalf of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ayad Allawi, the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and numerous corporate clients.  Ambassador Theros was instrumental in establishing diplomatic relations between Qatar and the Republic of Cyprus and Greece and in the opening of Christian churches in the region.  He is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Additionally, he advises a number of US lawmakers on foreign policy.

Ambassador Theros serves as Executive Director of the US-Qatar Business Council, the key trade facilitation organization between the United States and Qatar.  He has played a major role in the establishment of Education City, home to six prestigious American Universities.