Michael Hamilton Morgan

Award-winning former diplomat Michael Hamilton
Morgan is both a novelist and nonfiction author. His
newest book is
Arabia: In Search of the Golden Ages,
published in fall 2010 by Insight Editions, and the
companion book to MacGillivray Freeman's newest
IMAX film
Arabia 3-D now playing in theaters
worldwide (
com/site/our-films/film-library/arabia.html.) His
previous book was
Collision with History: the Search
for John F. Kennedy’s PT 109
, a book and tv
documentary released by National Geographic and
MSNBC in 2002. In 2001 he co-authored
Graveyards of
the Pacific
, also published by National Geographic. On
those books he collaborated with undersea explorer and
Titanic discover Robert D. Ballard.
Morgan’s 1991 international thriller
The Twilight War
(Dutton/Signet) was set in Eastern Europe, Central
America and Washington. National Book Award winner
John Casey called it "profound, canny, intelligent … a
top echelon thriller."
Morgan is also founder and President of New
Foundations for Peace (
www.nfpeace.com), a nonprofit
created to teach leadership skills to young people
From 1990 to 2000 Morgan was director and senior
consultant for Mobil Corporation’s international Pegasus
Prize for Literature. Morgan was a panelist at the PEN
World Congress in Prague in 1994. He has spoken at the
British Parliament, World Economic Forum/Arab
Business Council, the U.S. Treasury Department, Asia
Society, Georgetown University, the University of
Virginia, the Mohammed bin Rashid Foundation in
Dubai, Saudi Aramco headquarters and the American
University in Sharjah.
Morgan has been interviewed by Al Jazeera, BBC
World/Public Radio International, the CBS Evening
News and many others worldwide.
Michael Morgan has also written speeches for CEOs and
executives (
www.mhmorganinc.com). As a career
diplomat from 1980-87, Morgan was Deputy Staff
Director (1985-87) of the bipartisan White House
commission overseeing the U.S. Information Agency and
the Fulbright Scholarships. He accompanied  delegations
in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Cuba. Secretary
of State Shultz gave him a Meritorious Honor Award in
Morgan has lived or worked on projects in more than 20
countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and
the Americas. He was an Echols Scholar at the University
of Virginia, where he graduated with High Distinction in

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