HE Dr. Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs will deliver a public lecture, "Qatari Foreign Policy Today: Challenges and Opportunities," on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Near Eastern Studies, the Transregional Institute, the Workshop on Arab Political Development, and the Muslim Life Program.
Dr. Attiyah received a bachelor's degree in air science from King Faisal Air Academy in 1987 and a law degree from Beirut Arab University in 1993. He holds a master's degree in public law and a Ph.D. in law both of which he received from Cairo University. Attiyah started his career as fighter pilot and joined Qatar's air force where he served from 1987 to 1995. He left the air force and established a law firm 1995. From 2003 to 2008 he served as the president of the national committee for human rights, during the same period he also owned a law firm. Attiyah was appointed minister of state for foreign affairs in September 2011.