Dear Friends and Supporters:
The Syrian American Council – Chicago Chapter cordially invites you (and your spouse) to a private dinner roundtable meeting with U.S. Special Envoy to Syria, Michael Ratney, and special update on SAC efforts aimed at the next administration.
Please RSVP asap to my assistant Marisa Perez and copy myself and Hani Atassi, no later than by tomorrow evening. Space is limited. Please RSVP as soon as you can. We understand that this will be election night so a large screen TV will be playing CNN in the background. A brief bio on Mr. Ratney is below.
Term of Appointment: 07/27/2015 to present
In July 2015, Michael Ratney was appointed as the U.S. Special Envoy for Syria.
From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Ratney served as the U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem. Until 2012, Mr. Ratney was Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media and, prior to that, Spokesman for the State Department's Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Since joining the Foreign Service in 1990, Mr. Ratney served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Doha, Qatar, as well as tours in Mexico City, Baghdad, Beirut, Casablanca, Bridgetown, and Washington, DC. Mr. Ratney is from Massachusetts. He earned a BS from Boston University, and an MA from the George Washington University.
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