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The Persian Gulf Vortex: America's Quandary. The 2020 Annual Kuwait Chair Lecture with Ambassador Edward "Skip" Gnehm
Thursday, February 20 at 1957 E Street NW Room 213 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Amb. Gnehm will discuss the current dilemmas facing U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf. The lecture will go beyond the headlines, focusing on emerging threats and competing priorities that have called into question traditional U.S. policies towards allies and adversaries in the region.
LATEST ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
Our Fall 2019 Alumni Newsletter has officially been published. To read the newsletter, please click the link below.
2019 FATIMA MERNISSI BOOK AWARD WINNER - Ilana Feldman
Dr. Ilana Feldman has been awarded the 2019 Fatima Mernissi Book Award. Ilana Feldman’s Life Lived in Relief is a searing look at how the politics of humanitarian aid have trapped Palestinians in a cycle of dependence, even while international politics have halted any viable alternative for Palestinian statehood. Feldman’s research illuminates Palestinian dignity and the indignities that they have faced even as the international community purports to help Palestinians cope with one of the region’s greatest humanitarian crises.
For more information, please visit this website: https://mesana.org/awards/awardee/mesa-book-awards/ilana-feldman