U.S. Relations with the Islamic World

2014 U.S.-Islamic World Forum: Keynote Address

June 9

Keynote Address

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Anne Patterson delivered a keynote address at the 2014 U.S.-Islamic World Forum focused on the challenges and opportunities confronting relations between the United States and Muslim communities around the globe.

Ambassador Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of StateAnne Patterson
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State
Bio:  Ambassador Anne W. Patterson is a career diplomat, who currently serves as the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. Prior to returning to Washington for this assignment, Ambassador Patterson served as United States ambassador to Egypt (2011-2013) and as ambassador to Pakistan (2007-2010). She has served the State Department as assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs, deputy permanent representative at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and as the State Department’s deputy inspector general. She has also served as ambassador to Colombia (2000-2003) and as ambassador to El Salvador (1997-2000).

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