FCC club lunch with Vali R. NASR
Speaker: Vali R. NASR
Dean of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University
Topic: The Arab Spring: Where do we go from here?
Vali R. NASR will provide a tour d’horizon of the Middle East today, with particular attention paid to Egypt, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, and Iran’s attempts to build nuclear weapons. He will also explore how the Arab Spring could apply to China.
Dean NASR is a leading scholar on the politics of the Middle East and the Muslim world. Two of his books, The Shia Revival and Forces of Fortune, foresaw, respectively, post-war sectarian violence in Iraq and the uprisings that became known as the Arab Spring. The books contributed to U.S. policy formulated in response to those events.
Dean NASR is a columnist for Bloomberg View and has contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs and other publications. He is a 1983 summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts and received a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School the following year. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991.