Speaker Profile

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Vali Nasr

Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs
John Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies
Vali Nasr is the Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Between 2012 and 2019 he served as the Dean of the School, and between 2009 and 2011 as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. He is the author of several books including, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat; The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future; Democracy in Iran; as well as commentary in The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. Nasr is a member of World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council.