KENTON KEITH is the former Senior Vice President at Meridian International Center and former Ambassador to Qatar. He was the Chair of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange. A frequent lecturer on international education, public diplomacy and Middle East Affairs, Ambassador Keith has broad professional experience in conflict resolution, public diplomacy and fundraising for international cultural exchange. He is a long-time board member of the Partnership for Democratic Change, the Washington Humane Society and the Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training.