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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.

Speaker: Vali R. NASR,Dean of The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University,

Human Rights Press Awards


The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 24th annual awards were announced on May 6, 2020. See the winners here.