"Some may ask, why establish a Middle East Institute in the heart of the Middle West?" former Rep. Jim Leach began while delivering the inaugural lecture for the St. Ambrose University Middle East Institute on April 10, 2014. " Why set it in a faith based, liberal arts university? The rationale could not be more compelling: It is a citizenship responsibility and humanitarian obligation."
See KWQC coverage of Mr. Leach's visit to St. Ambrose.