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Iran, Israel, and the United States: What's Next?

Start/End Thursday, April 10, 2014 04:30 PM EDT -- 06:30 PM EDT
Location Name JG 102B

Iran, Israel, and the United States: What's Next? Featuring Michael Doran, Brookings Institution
Moderated by Professor Matthew Waxman

The United States embarked on an unprecedented diplomatic engagement of Iran in an effort to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.  What are the chances of success? How serious are the tensions between the United States and Israel that resulted from that engagement?  What impact does the Iranian intervention in Syria have on Israel and on the nuclear negotiations?

The Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security is pleased to present Michael Doran, the Roger Hertog Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy at the Brooking Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy, in conversation with Columbia Law Professor Matthew Waxman, to answer these questions.

Dr. Doran specializes in Middle East security issues.  In the administration of President George W. Bush, he served as a Senior Director in the National Security Council, where he was responsible for devising and coordinating national strategies on a variety of Middle East issues, including Arab-Israeli relations and U.S. efforts to contain Iran and Syria.  He also served as a Senior Advisor in the State Department and a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.

An academic by training, Doran has held teaching positions at NYU, Princeton, and the University of Central Florida.  He is the author of Pan-Arabism before Nasser, which analyzes the first Arab-Israeli war as an inter-Arab conflict, and is now completing a book about President Eisenhower and the Middle East.  He appears frequently on television, and his articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Commentary, Mosaic Magazine, The American Interest, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The New Leader.

This event is co-sponsored by the Hertog Program on Law and National Security and the Columbia Law School National Security Law Society.

Contact: matt.danzer@gmail.com