Understanding Muslim Societies
Ellen Lust, a top political scientist of the Middle East at Yale University, will discuss politics in the Middle East and rising Muslim global powers. Her research has focused on the politics of authoritarianism and the prospects for development.
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Ahmad Balal, currently a Weatherhead Fellow at Harvard University, is a diplomat from Pakistan with experience as the government’s political agent to the tribal areas connecting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. He has also negotiated Pakistan-Iran trade and solutions to drug trafficking and smuggling of arms across borders. Starting his career as a medical doctor for Afghan refugees, he will give an overview of Pakistan’s place in the troubled Middle East region.
Explore burgeoning conflicts the world over and examine the role the United States plays in them, from Honduras to Burma, with Ambassador Rick Barton.
Ambassador Rick Barton is the Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations and Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. His newly-established office focuses on civilian-led peace and security efforts in volatile situations across the world.
A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Center for International Policy
Creating Change in a Changing World: Civil Society, Democracy, and U.S. Foreign Policy
Tomicah Tillemann, Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies
The Peninsula: Korea’s FutureThursday, March 28, 2013- 6:00 pm
Abraham Kim, Korea Economic Institute; Chusok Yoon, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; and David Muehlke, U.S. State Department
A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korean Economic Institute
Thursday, September 6, 2012- 6:00 pm