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A Conversation on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East & South Asia with Dean Nasr and Amb

Please join Dean Nasr and FPI Senior Fellow Ambassador Tahir-Kheli for a discussion on American foreign policy towards the Middle East. The event will take place over a light breakfast and last for 45 minutes. We will discuss the future of the region, the state of American diplomacy, as well as the Dean’s experiences as an advisor to senior policymakers and world leaders.

Dr. Vali Nasr, in addition to being Dean of SAIS, is a member of the Foreign Affairs Policy Board of the U.S. Department of State. He served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke between 2009 and 2011. He has previously served as Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat.

Dr. Shirin Tahir-Kheli, named by Newsweek in 2011 as one of the “150 Women Who Shake the World”, has held numerous posts in and outside of government including Director of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the White House National Security Council, and the founding Director of the SAIS South Asia program.

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