Changing U.S.-Pakistan Relations, From Allies to Adversaries
Thursday September 26, 2013
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean .studies
Changing U.S.-Pakistan Relations, From Allies to Adversaries"
Alumnae Hall, Aidekman Centre
Vali Nasr is the Dean of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International
Studies of Johns Hopkins University and a contributor to Bloomberg View. He 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 at Harvard University.
He is the author of The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in
Retreat, Forces of Fortune: The Rise of a New Middle Class and How it Will
Change Our World; The New York Times best-seller The Shia Revival: How
Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future; and Democracy in Iran: History
and the Quest for Liberty; as well as a number of other books and numerous
articles in academic journals and encyclopedias.
He has advised senior American policy makers, world leaders, and businesses
including the President, Secretary of State, senior members of the Congress,
and presidential campaigns, and has written for The New York Times, Foreign
Affairs, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street
Journal, and The Washington Post, and has provided frequent expert commentary
to CNN, National Public Radio, Newshour, ABC, CBS, NBC, and has been a guest
on the Charlie Rose Show and Meet the Press, Larry King Live, the Daily Show
with Jon Stewart, and The Colbert Report.
He is a member of Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and
National Democratic Institute; and has been the recipient of grants from the
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Harry Frank Guggenheim
Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. He is a Carnegie Scholar
He received his BA from Tufts University in International Relations summa cum
laude and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He earned his masters
from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in international economics and
Middle East studies in 1984, and his PhD from MIT in political science in
Co-sponsor of Event: Tufts History Department
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