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An Address by Vali Nasr

Join the Berkeley Forum for a discussion with Vali Nasr, Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies on the outlook for the Middle East. Nasr is also a contributor at Bloomberg View and served as senior advisor to U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke between 2009 and 2011.

The event is open to the public. Please see the information below for more details.

Event Overview

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Time: 4:00 p.m. (see below for more details about Admission)
Location: 2040 VLSB

Event Description

The Middle East faces many diverse challenges. Nuclear talks with Iran move slowly, with deadlines repeatedly pushed back. The Islamic State retains its hold on large swaths of Iraq and Syria and the rise of extremism threatens regional and international stability. Oil prices have fallen, impacting economies across the region and the world. The recent succession in Saudi Arabia raises questions about the outlook for this key US ally. With all of these factors in play, the outlook for 2015 is indeed uncertain.


This event is open to the public. Entry to the event will be open to ticketholders and a limited number of walk-ins. Walk-ins are strongly advised to arrive early to maximize their chance of being admitted. Our standard event policies apply. What follows is an overview of the admissions timeline. It may be subject to revisions as the event approaches. Seating in the venue is first-come, first served.

3:00 p.m.  Event Admission Opens for Ticket Holders
3:50 p.m.  Admission Opens for Walk-Ins (Limited Seating)
4:00 p.m.  Admission Closed (No Late Seating)
4:05 p.m.  Event Begins

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