Topic: How Did We Get Here and What Are U.S. Interests in the Middle East NOW?
Speaker: Michele Dunne
Cost: $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests
Location: The Forum – Santa Fe University of Art & Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Michele Dunne is director of the Middle East program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research focuses on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.
She was the founding director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council from 2011 to 2013 and was a senior associate and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin at the Carnegie Endowment from 2006 to 2011.
Dunne was a Middle East specialist at the U.S. Department of State from 1986 to 2003 where she served in assignments that included the National Security Council, the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff, the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the U.S. consulate general in Jerusalem, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She is a graduate of Georgetown University where she has received bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. She has also served as a visiting professor of Arabic language and Arab studies at Georgetown University from 2003 to 2006.