ARNSF – The Private Sector and Diplomacy

ARNSF – The Private Sector and Diplomacy

Composite image with ARNSF logo over a photo of international flags flying. Under the logo is the title of the presentation, "The Private Sector and Diplomacy" along with text of date, time and location of the presentation-- Thursday, March 23, 2023, Carriage Club, 5301 State Line Road, Kansas City, Mo.This event is only open to members of the ARNSF. If you are not a member but are interested in joining, contact Bob Ulin at

In this presentation of the forum, Ambassador (Ret.) David C. Miller, Jr., president of the U. S. Diplomatic Studies Foundation, will lead a discussion on the critical role played by the private sector in the confrontation and defeat of two existential threats to our country – the challenge of China and the collapse of many “developing countries.” The discussion will focus on Africa where Ambassador Miller worked for Westinghouse for four years in Nigeria, served as an ambassador to both Tanzania and Zimbabwe, and later was responsible for African relations on the National Security Council. Miller will also discuss the work of the Diplomatic Studies Foundation in creating training programs for the State Department and other departments and agencies that make up the international, non-military, capabilities of our country.

Ambassador (Ret.)
David C. MillerAmbassador (Ret.) David C. Miller, Jr., is an American lawyer, diplomat, and philanthropist. Currently, he is the president of the U.S. Diplomatic Studies Foundation and partner/founder of Torch Hill Capital, a private equity firm. In government, he served as a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (1989-1990), handling accounts for Africa, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, and hostage rescue. He has served as ambassador to Tanzania (1981-84) and Zimbabwe (1984-86) during the Reagan administration, as well as on the African Development Foundation board of directors. In the private sector, he worked for several years as an executive with Westinghouse in a variety of international line and staff positions. During the Vietnam War, he worked in country on projects for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). He is a former White House Fellow, Confidential Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, Chairman of the Special Operations Fund, and an author of several scholarly articles, reports, and books.

Miller is an honor graduate from Harvard University and received his JD from University of Michigan School of Law. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the District of Columbia Bar.

Questions about registration? – Contact Lora Morgan, or call 913-651-0624.

For questions about the ARNSF contact Col. (Ret.) Robert Ulin, Simons Center Director, at or call 913-240-1495.

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The Arter-Rowland National Security Forum is an exclusive professional information sharing and networking event exclusively for members of the forum and select invitees of the CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center and the Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (KCAUSA), the co-hosts of the Forum.

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