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'Qatar' author Diana Untermeyer to discuss her book at IUPUI


November 12, 2012

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Diana Untermeyer will visit Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Thursday, Nov. 15, to speak about her experiences living in Qatar from 2004 to 2007 as the wife of the U.S. ambassador, which she captured in her 2011 book “Qatar: Sand, Sea and Sky.”

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 2132 in the Education/Social Work building, 902 W. New York St.

A publisher’s description of the book describes it as an overview of the country and its journey into modernity while it preserves the duality of its culture as a desert by the sea. It provides a portrait of this moderate Muslim country and the way it attempts to become modern and engaged with the world without losing its heritage.

In Qatar, Untermeyer was active with women’s and children’s programs and in the conservation, arts and health communities. She participated in numerous equestrian sports and won top rider for the 2006-07 endurance season.