War or Peace? US Foreign Policy and the Iranian Nuclear Program
Matthew Kroenig, Georgetown University
Thursday, October 2, 2014 | 5 PM 0 7 PM, School of International Service 300
Matthew Kroenig is Associate Professor and International Relations Field Chair in the Department of Government at Georgetown University, and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He is the author of Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (2010), which received the International Studies Association's Best Book Award, Honorable Mention. His most recent volume, A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat (2014), has been called "the most thorough book-length examination of the issues involved in assessing the Iranian challenge."
Professor Kroenig will discuss A Time to Attack and his recent research in a talk moderated by School of International Service professor Neil K. Shenai. This event is sponsored by the Comparative and Regional Studies Program, International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, and Global Governance, Politics, and Security Program at American University. Copies of A Time to Attack will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
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US Africa Policy for the Next Generation of Leaders
Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Abramson Family Founders Room
At the Africa Summit with 45 heads of state, President Obama announced a bold re-organization of foreign assistance towards Africa. What will it take to be a part of the new generation of the Foreign Service?
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a member of the Career Foreign Service, was sworn in on August 6, 2013 as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. In this capacity, she leads the bureau in the Department of State focused on the development and management of U.S. policy toward sub-Saharan Africa. Her 32-year Foreign Service career includes an ambassadorship to Liberia (2008-20120), and foreign postings in Switzerland (at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations), Pakistan, Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, and Jamaica.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield was the 2000 recipient of the Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs in recognition of her work with refugees. She has received several Superior, Meritorious, and Performance awards, including the Presidential Meritorious Service Award. She was a 2010 inductee into the Louisiana State University Alumni Association Hall of Distinction.