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 Robert W. Jordan

Ambassador Jordan was nominated by President George W. Bush , to whom he had served as personal attorney, on September 12 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on October 3, 2001.

Ambassador Jordan, formerly a practicing attorney and arbitrator, was a senior partner and one of the founding partners of the Dallas office of Baker Botts, LLP . A recent President of the Dallas Bar Association, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas and served on the boards of numerous charitable and civic organizations. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He received his Bachelor's degree in political science from Duke University, a Masters degree in government and international relations from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

Ambassador Jordan was born on October 9, 1945. He is married to Dr. Ann Jordan and has three sons, Mark, Peter, and Andrew. [information from U.S. Department of State]

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The idea has become a commonplace: that Saudi Arabia's export of the rigid, bigoted, patriarchal, fundamentalist strain of Islam known as Wahhabism has fueled global extremism and contributed to terrorism.
Through his narrative writing style, former U.S. Ambassador Robert W. Jordan, Diplomat in Residence at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University, quickly turns a complicated topic into a captivating conversation ...

The Friends of the Library is also set to host a lecture at The Bookstore on Tuesday, March 22, at 4 p.m. with Robert W. Jordan, the former United States ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001 to 2003. Jordan is the author of Desert Diplomat: Inside ...
In the spring of 2001, George W. Bush selected Dallas attorney Robert W. Jordan as the ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Jordan's nomination sped through Congress in the wake of the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and he was at his post by early October, though ...
... Asharq Alawsat; Anne Applebaum, London's Legatum Institute; Jorge Castaneda, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University; Tim Stanley, The Telegraph; Robert W. Jordan, former ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Kailash Satyarthi ...
Kathy Reichs will sign Speaking in Bones at 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Ave., North Richland Hills.
Some of those fighters later joined Osama bin Laden, also a Saudi, to form al Qaeda. Robert W. Jordan, the United States ambassador to Riyadh from 2002 to 2003, credited Prince Saud with realizing the danger that Al Qaeda posed and working to sustain ...
He considered himself to be what Thomas Jefferson once described as a "citizen diplomat" someone whose personal skills with human relationships and professional experience aptly qualified him as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during a time of dynamic ...

In his compelling new memoir, Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11 (Potomac Books) former U.S. ambassador Robert W. Jordan, invites readers to a front row seat to history in this eye-opening look inside his roller coaster ride of a lifetime.
In his new memoir, Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11 (July 1, 2015), former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Robert W. Jordan, provides readers with a rare inside view of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East during the events following ...
In his compelling new memoir, Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11 (Potomac Books) former U.S. ambassador Robert W. Jordan, invites readers to a front row seat to history in this eye-opening look inside his roller coaster ride of a lifetime.
In his new memoir, Desert Diplomat: Inside Saudi Arabia Following 9/11 (July 1, 2015), former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Robert W. Jordan, provides readers with a rare inside view of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East during the events following ...
Jordan's riveting, deeply personal account of arriving in Saudi Arabia with no diplomatic experience opens the door on the inner workings of Middle East diplomacy during the Bush administration. As the Saudis insist that the U.S. ambassador be a ...
Robert W. Jordan is Diplomat in Residence and Adjunct Professor of political science at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia died last week with a sense of vindication, analysts and diplomats say. Robert W. Jordan, a former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said that at a social visit to the royal court a few years ago, he had thanked King ...
CAIRO - The rulers of Saudi Arabia trembled when the Arab Spring revolts broke out four years ago. But far from undermining the Saudi dynasty, the ensuing chaos across the region appears instead to have lifted the monarchy to unrivaled power and ...
Robert W. Jordan, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia form 2001 to 2003, said he had frequent conversations with Abdullah about human rights, including the rights of women in the kingdom.


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