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Dr. William Lawrence Will Be Visiting the UA Political Science Department
March 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dr. William Lawrence will be visiting the University of Alabama Political Science Department on Wednesday, March 20th to give a talk in ten Hoor 257 from 1:00-2:30 pm.
Talk title: “Trump Middle East Policy in the Age of ‘America First’: A View from Washington”
Abstract: Dr. William Lawrence, a former State Department officer, holds a PhD from Tufts University and currently is professor (part-time) of political science at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Since 2011, Dr. Lawrence has served successively as North Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group’s, Middle East/North Africa Program Director at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s, and Middle East /North Africa Associate Director at Control Risk. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor for Global Engagement in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), working closely with the White House on core Obama administration Cairo-speech-related initiatives. He also served at as Iraq Reconstruction Desk Officer for the State Department, Tunisia-Libya Desk Officer, and at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, helping negotiate the first U.S.-Libya bilateral agreement in decades. In addition, he co-produced 6 Middle East/North Africa -related documentary films and 14 albums of North African music and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco.
This event in the Spring 2019 Middle East Studies Speakers Series is organized by the Program for Middle East Studies and co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science.