Thomas P. Melady
Former U.S. Ambassador
Burundi, Uganda and the Holy See
President Emeritus Sacred Heart University

Institute of World politics
Washington DC
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Institute of World Politics's own Senior Diplomat in Residence, Thomas Melady, then spoke. Ambassador Melady focused on the history of Lebanon and its historic importance to Christendom. He recalled his first meeting at the Vatican in 1989 with Pope John Paul II and the strong focus given to Lebanon. Although he lamented that the country had seen "a lot of sadness in our lifetime," he admired the country's history of pluralism and dialogue between different faiths