During the other third, the 56-year-old Mr. Dorph is a worldwide traveler, consulting for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, private companies and the central banks of nations with emerging economies and financial systems, especially in the Middle East. He is fluent in Arabic and can understand its five major dialects, having spent much of his adult life living abroad.
Home or abroad, Mr. Dorph has also become an advocate for cultural understanding of Middle Eastern countries and their diversity. And he says that the impressions many Americans have of Arabs in the Mideast are flat out wrong and need to be corrected.
“I have never found a more hospitable place on the planet Earth... more