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Old Europe: Muslim Migration and the Rebirth of the European Union

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Mr. Sarwar Kashmeri
 
Adjunct Professor at Norwich University and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association
 
Sarwar A. Kashmeri is a fellow with the Foreign Policy Association and an Adjunct Professor at Norwich University. He is an author and current affairs commentator, recognized on both sides of the Atlantic as a specialist on U.S.-European relations. A former New York based international businessman, he brings a global business perspective to his work in U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy.
 
The author of two books, Kashmeri speaks frequently before business, foreign policy, and military audiences and is a commentator on Vermont Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio. His columns have appeared in well know publications including U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times/International Herald Tribune, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. At the Foreign Policy Association he initiated and hosts the Great Decisions Podcast Series - eight minute conversations with global leaders. Kashmeri earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering and an MS in Engineering from Saint Louis University, where he also taught on the faculty and was Director of the Aerospace Engineering school’s Computation Center.

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Mr. Michael Ritchie
 
Career Member of the Senior Executive Service
 
 
Michael G. Ritchie is a career member of the Senior Executive Service. As Director, Pacific Outreach – J9, he seeks to integrate the efforts of all United States Government Agencies and Public/Private Partnership with the theater campaign plan within the US Pacific Command.
 
Prior to his assignment to U.S. Pacific Command, Michael was the Director, Interagency Partnering, U.S, European Command, J9.  In this capacity he created an interagency capability within the European Theater by expanding the presence of federal partners facilitating the integration of federal authorities and expertise in all plans and operations of U.S. European Command. After serving as the Department of Defense Fellow at the Department of State Senior Seminar, Michael was selected to be the senior Defense representative at the Department of Homeland Security as the department was forming. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he is a retired Army Officer who has served multiple Infantry and Foreign Area Officer assignments throughout his career.  Fluent in Spanish, he earned a Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature and is a graduate of the Inter-American Defense College at Fort McNair, Virginia.