Elliott Abrams, in conversation with Columbia Law School Professor Matthew Waxman, will speak about U.S. foreign policy and the promotion of democracy and human rights in the Middle East. Abrams is senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House. Earlier in his career, Abrams was an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration, after serving on the staffs of Senators Henry M. Jackson and Daniel P. Moynihan. His most recent book is Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab
This event is sponsored by the Columbia Law School National Security Law Program.