Whiteside Forum Presents Author of ‘Quatar: Sand, Sea and Sky’
The Whiteside Forum, in association with the Peoria Area World Affairs Council and the World Affairs Councils of America, present Diana Untermeyer, author of “Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky” Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room of the Odell Public Library 307 S. Madison St. Morrison, IL. All Whiteside Forum events are free and open to the public. Please join us!
Diana Untermeyer lived in Doha, Qatar, from 2004 – 2007 while her husband Chase Untermeyer served as U.S. ambassador. In Qatar she was active with women’s and children’s programs and in the conservation, arts and health communities. Diana participated in numerous equestrian sports and won top rider for the 2006-2007 endurance season.
Her book “Qatar: Sand, Sea, and Sky” was published in December 2011. In it she gives an overview of Qatar’s rich culture and history and documents its journey into modernity. Though small in size, Qatar’s strategic location and natural gas wealth make it a rising economic and political power.
Before leaving for Qatar, Diana served as director of communications for Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas. She served on the boards of the Houston Zoo, Zoo Friends of Houston, Inc., and the Hermann Park Conservancy.
Diana was graduated in 1984 with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and is a member of the Raven Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Delta Delta Delta sorority. After graduation, she worked as a wilderness guide, a liaison between the Vice President’s office and the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief, an advance representative for then-Vice President and Mrs. Bush, and later as executive assistant to the counsel to President George H.W. Bush.
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