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Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East

  • July 12, 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • AMN Healthcare Boardroom, 12400 High Bluff Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130

The San Diego World Affairs Council presents:

"Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East"


Dr. Robert H. Meyer

For most of history, the Middle East’s unique and unusual geography placed it at the nexus of dynamic global trade routes connecting Europe, Asia and Africa. But advances in marine technology and the discovery of “New World” riches significantly reduced the region’s strategic importance. Dr. Robert H. Meyer will discuss ways in which robust economic growth in China and India may partly restore the Middle East as a global trade route hub, adding significant strategic and geopolitical importance to the region while boosting its economic fortunes.  

About Our Speaker

Dr. Robert H. Meyer has had a lifelong interest in history, archaeology and world affairs, with a focus on the Middle East. The son of an international aid administrator who moved his family from country to country, Dr. Meyer grew up in Libya, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and elsewhere.

Retired since 2012 as a specialist in imaging remote sensing with the aerospace/defense industry, he holds a Ph.D. in nuclear physics and an M.S. in computer vision, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Dr. Meyer has worked at Texas Instruments, Hughes Aircraft and BAE Systems.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

6:00-6:30 p.m. Registration & Reception

6:30-8:00 p.m. Presentation


AMN Healthcare Boardroom

12400 High Bluff Drive

San Diego CA, 92130



Mailing Address

San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC)

PO Box 34010

San Diego, CA 92163


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