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Posted by: Andrea Cannon on Apr 9, 2014

Four Books Omar Kadar Recommended

Last week we had the pleasure of having Omar Kadar at Utah State. He discussed U.S. Foreign Policy since the Cold War. Here are a few of these books he used and mentioned during his visit to Utah State University.

1. What is Life Worth by Kenneth Feinberg
As head of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Kenneth Feinberg was asked to do the impossible: calculate the dollar value of over 5,000 dead and injured as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

2. Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy, by Stephen M. Walt
Dr. Kadar used this book for the majority of his common hour lecture. He argued that the United States needed to raise up leaders capable of managing the power of the United States.

3. How to Read a Book:The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading, by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren
Using the methods he learned in this book, Dr. Kadar read Taming American Power.

4. Every book on terrorism anywhere, by various authors
After reading every book on terrorism anywhere (or at least claiming to), Dr. Kadar learned that no terrorist organization is in the business of nation building. Their focus is to bring countries down.

Omar Kader received his B.A. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in International Relations from University of Southern California. He is the founder of Pal Tech, a government contracting firm specializing in training, instructional systems and program management. Pal Tech provides reliable e-learning services to various U.S. government agencies. During Mr. Kader’s career in Washington, D.C., he has mentored and hired hundreds of interns from Utah schools at Pal Tech. He is also currently a member of the IOGP Advisory Board.

He is active in international affairs and previously served as the Executive Director of two non-governmental organizations in Washington D.C. – United Palestinian Appeal and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. He served as a member of the U.S. Delegation observing and monitoring democratic elections in Morocco, Yemen, Indonesia, Palestine, Pakistan and Afghanistan.


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