Turkey, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are critical to United States’ diplomatic efforts, global business interests and the general public for many different reasons. Some of these countries are already a source of concern and in others troubles may lie just over the horizon. If something goes awry in any one of them, consequences for the U.S. can be very serious —even disastrous. The better informed we are about the politics, economics and problems of these countries, the better able we will be to address the challenges these states continue to pose. Four lectures were planned; two are upcoming.
The four lectures of the series are:
1. The New Ottomans – Turkey’s Muslim Nationalists
Speaker: Professor Jenny White, Boston University
Occurred on January 21
2. Pakistan – Four Futures for a Troubled Relationship
Speaker: Professor Timothy Hoyt of the U.S. Naval War College
Occurred on February 25
3. Saudi Arabia – A Problematic Ally?
Speaker: Toby Jones
Saturday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.
4. Egypt in Revolution
Speaker: Professor Nathan Brown of George Washington University
Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.