International Lecture Series: Critical Countries, Critical Issues We Do Not Understand

When: March 24, 2012 - April 20, 2012

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.

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