Meeting with Former Obama Foreign Policy Adviser Steven Simon on April 30
Prior to International Workers' Day and the May holidays we are happy to present you with some food for thought and invite you to a closed informal meeting with Steven Simon who served as President Obama's chief adviser on the Middle East.
Simon is among America’s top experts on the crisis that has engulfed the Middle East, with particular expertise on the situation in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, Syria, Iraq, and the rise of the Islamic State.
Steven Simon served on the National Security Staff, where he was Senior Director for Middle East and North Africa, from 2011 to 2012. Previously, he was Hasib Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a consultant on Middle East security, Assistant Director and Senior Fellow at the IISS, a Senior Analyst at the RAND Corporation, and taught at Princeton and Georgetown Universities. His US State Department career included service on President Clinton’s National Security Council Staff as Senior Director for Transnational Threats. He is co-author of the prize-winning history of Al-Qaeda, The Age of Sacred Terror, as well as The Next Attack and The Sixth Crisis.
B.A. Columbia University
M.T.S. Harvard University
M.P.A. Princeton University
Where: Cabinet Lounge, 6 Novaya Ploschad'