Join the MENA Forum for a conversation with esteemed political scientist Professor Steven Heydemann. Professor Heydemann is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution, and formerly held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. and at the Center for Democracy and Civil Society of Georgetown University. Professor Heydemann will discuss recent trends in the Arab Middle East. His lecture will be moderated by Professor Lisa Anderson.
Light snacks will provided.
About Professor Steven Heydemann: In addition to holding the Janet Wright Ketcham 1953 Chair in Middle East Studies, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government, Steven Heydemann is a nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy of the Brookings Institution. From 2007–15 he held a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C., including vice president of applied research on conflict and senior adviser for the Middle East. Prior to joining USIP, he was director of the Center for Democracy and Civil Society at Georgetown University and associate professor in the government department. From 1997 to 2001, he was an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Earlier, from 1990–97, he directed the Program on International Peace and Security and the Program on the Near and Middle East at the Social Science Research Council in New York.