Joey Hood, United States Consul General to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, talks about how everything we think we know about diplomats is wrong.

Joey Hood, US Consul General in Dhahran, has served in numerous positions in many places across the world, including the States, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea, Yemen, Qatar. In the past he has helped establish the first sustained dialogue between the US and Iran in 30 years, apprised Washington of Eritrea’s human rights abuses, and help establish the US-Qatari sister school program.

Filmed at TEDxDhahranHighSchool 2014
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Dhahran High School: www.dahs.org
Dhahran Baccalaureate Centre: www.isgdbc.org

Event sponsored by Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Co. Ltd.
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