Public Talk by Prof Boroujerdi

 

U.S. Middle East Policy in the Post-Trump Era

Public Talk by Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Professor and Director of School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech, USA

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 6:00-7:30 PM (Edmonton time)
Where: Online Zoom Webinar. For registration please CLICK HERE.

Abstract:
During the last four years, United States policy in the Middle East and North Africa revolved around pursuing ever closer ties with Israel and conservative Arab states, exerting maximum pressure on Iran, distancing itself from the war in Libya, fighting ISIS. How will the Biden Administration deal with these same issues plus the war in Yemen considering the current political polarization in America?

Bio:
Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech and was previously a professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs for over two dozen years. He is the author/editor of four books and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on the Middle East. Dr. Boroujerdi has also been a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and UT-Austin, a visiting scholar at UCLA, President of the Association for Iranian Studies, a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute (Washington, D.C.), and a fellow of the American Council on Education.