Texas Tech University

Former Ambassador to Qatar to Speak to Select Texas Tech Classes

George Watson

October 12, 2018

Chase Untermeyer will talk to students in the Western Civilization and Professional and Personal Leadership classes.

Chase Untermeyer
Chase Untermeyer

WHAT: Chase Untermeyer, the former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, will speak to select classes regarding his experiences.

WHEN: 2:15 p.m. Monday (Oct. 15)

WHERE: Senate Room, Texas Tech University Student Union Building

EVENT: Chase Untermeyer, the founding chairman of the Qatar-America Institute and former U.S. ambassador to Qatar, will speak to select classes on the Texas Tech University campus, including the Western Civilization class taught by Stephen Balch and the Professional and Personal Leadership class taught by Chancellor Emeritus Kent Hance.

Untermeyer's visit is sponsored by the Texas Tech Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, of which Balch is the director. Media are invited to film the lectures, and Untermeyer will be available for interviews following the Western Civilization class.

Untermeyer served as the U.S. ambassador to Qatar from 2004-2007 under former President George W. Bush. In addition to his duties with the Qatar-America Institute, he also serves as an adviser to U.S. businesses interested in dealing with Qatar and on U.S. government relations.

Prior to his time as an ambassador, Untermeyer served as an executive assistant to then-U.S. Vice President George H.W. Bush after serving as assistant secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. Later, he was named director of presidential personnel and director of the Voice of America under George W. Bush.

Untermeyer also will speak to the Greater Southwest Rotary Club of Lubbock at noon Monday.

CONTACT: Chris Cook, managing director, Office of Communications & Marketing, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-2136 or chris.cook@ttu.edu