In 2017, His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari was named a candidate for the post of Director-General of UNESCO. Around the very same time, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Egypt declared an unprecedented land, air, and sea blockade on his home nation, the State of Qatar. This book details Islamic and Arab civilizations’ significant contributions to modern day culture and society and one man’s journey to potentially become the first Arab ever to head the most influential cultural organization in the world. With Gulf politics being played out on an international stage, H.E. gives a firsthand account of how his personal destiny was impacted by political tensions that have forever swayed the course of the Gulf and Arab history.