"The Arab Awakening: A Democratic Tsunami or a Ripple in the Pond"
Ambassador (ret.) Barbara K. Bodine is lecturer in public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs where she teaches courses and directs policy task forces and policy workshops in US diplomacy in the Persian Gulf region, including Iraq and Yemen. Ms. Bodine’s over 30 years in the US Foreign Service were spent primarily on Arabian Peninsula and greater Persian Gulf issues, specifically US bilateral and regional policy, strategic security issues, counterterrorism, and governance and reform. Her tour as Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen 1997-2001, saw enhanced support for democratization and increased security and counterterrorism cooperation. Since leaving the government, Ambassador Bodine has been founding Director of the Governance Initiative in the Middle East and Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government and the Robert Wilhelm Fellow at MIT’s Center for International Studies. Ms. Bodine is a regular media commenter for The Newshour, CNN, NPR, the BBC, al Jazeera, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among others.
*** NEW DATE ***
Monday, June 18th, 2012
Music Room, The Mission Inn
• 5:30 Reception and Buffet
• 6:30 Speaker
Students are free for program only
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