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Clash of Values or Interests? US Policy in the Middle East

A public lecture by Jerrold Green, RAND Corporation, part of the Center for Near Eastern Studies Fall lecture series on The New Middle East: Five Years After 9/11, exploring the most recent events in the Middle East, while providing perspective and analysis from a variety of points of view.

Jerrold D. Green is Senior Advisor for Middle East/South Asia and Acting Director, Middle East Development Council at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He has also served as a Visiting Professor in the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. Green's career began at the University of Michigan where he was a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and the Center for Near Eastern and North African Studies. He subsequently joined the University of Arizona where he became a Professor of Political Science and Sociology as well as Director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Green uses Arabic, French, Hebrew, and Persian in his work and has lived and worked in Egypt, Iran, and Israel. He travels frequently to the Middle East and has lectured extensively on six continents. Green has been a visiting fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Science's West Asian Studies Center in Beijing; a visiting lecturer at the Havana based Center for African and Middle East Studies (CEAMO), a fellow at the Australian Defense College, and delivered papers at international conferences sponsored by the Iranian Institute of International Affairs in Tehran.

Green has written widely on Middle East themes focusing on American Middle East policy, the role of religion in the region, inter-Arab relations, Iranian politics, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. His work has appeared in such publications as World Politics, Comparative Politics, Ethics and International Affairs, Survival, Middle East Insight, Politique Etrangere, The World Today, The RAND Review, The Harvard Journal of World Affairs, and The Iranian Journal of International Relations.

 

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