A Conversation With Ambassador Edward Gabriel
About the Book
This is the story of Edward Gabriel and that of the people around him. It is the story of a young Lebanese-American whose family immigrated in 1910. Gabriel has attempted to collect and preserve these memories of his life, from toddler to former Ambassador, so that they do not disappear forever. He hopes they will contribute to the legacy of the US Foreign Service, so that others can learn from his experience that diplomacy is the art of listening to and understanding different cultures, religions, and political views without imposing one’s own; that closer relations with people can create better relationships between nations.
About the Author
Alfred H. Moses, a former partner and now senior counsel at Covington & Burling, LLP, Washington, is a co-founder and chief operating officer of Promontory Financial Group and affiliates in Washington. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Romania, 1994-97, and as the President’s Special Emissary for the Cyprus conflict from 1999-2001. In the Carter administration Ambassador Moses served as special counsel and special advisor to the President and was Lead Counsel to the President in the Billygate hearings. From 1976 to 1989 he negotiated the exodus to Israel of Jews from Communist Romania. An honorary national president of the American Jewish Committee, Ambassador Moses presently serves as Chair of UN Watch (Geneva), the Project on Ethnic Relations, the AJC National Advisory Council and in 2006 chaired AJC’s 100th Anniversary Committee