The Dean's Office, Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) is organising a talk titled
"New Directions for U.S. Foreign Policy towards Middle East and South Asia"
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
A-3, Academic Block, LUMS
Professor Vali R. Nasr. is a scholar specialising in the Middle East and the Islamic world, foreign policy advisor, and commentator on international relations. His most recent book, The Dispensable Nation deals with the implications of the Obama administration’s foreign policy on American strategic interests. His previous books Forces of Fortune and The Shia Revival examined the postwar sectarian violence in Iraq and the Arab Spring uprising and contributed to US policy formulated in response to those events. Prior to being named Dean of Johns Hopkins, School of Advance International Studies (SAIS), Professor Nasr was a professor of International Politics at Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. From 2009 to 2011, he was the special advisor to the President's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan; he served on the faculties of the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University, the University of California, San Diego and the University of San Diego; he was a Carnegie scholar and a senior fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.