Monday, March 23, 2015

Vassar to host April 7 talk on Middle East conflicts

POUGHKEEPSIE >> An expert on Arab and Turkish politics, as well as U.S.-Middle East policy, will give a talk called “The Middle East and Us: How Did it Get So Bad?” on April 7.
The talk, by Steven A. Cook, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Villard Room of the Main Building at Vassar College. The event is free and open to the public.
Cook is the Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. He also is the author of “The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square,” which won the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s gold medal in 2012.
Cook also currently writes the blog “From the Potomac to the Euphrates.”

Cook is a Vassar alumnus, class of 1990.  Read more here