"What the World Wants from America--and What We Need" subject of talk, Oct. 1
Brian Katulis M.P.A. '00, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Nancy Soderberg, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of N. Florida and former Alternate Representative to the UN, will present at public talk titled "The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America--and What We Need in Return," at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. The talk will be preceded by a book signing of the speakers' new book, The Prosperity Agenda: What the World Wants from America--and What We Need in Return," at 4:00 p.m. outside of Bowl 016.
Brian Katulis is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy with an emphasis on the Middle East, Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Pakistan. He is co-author of "The Prosperity Agenda," written with Nancy Soderberg (John Wiley & Sons, 2008). At the Center, he also serves as an advisor to the Middle East Progress project. Katulis has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and non-governmental organizations on projects in two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, Colombia, Morocco, and Bangladesh.
His previous experience includes work on the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department from 1999 to 2000, a graduate fellowship at the National Security Council’s Near East and South Asian Affairs Directorate in 1998, and work in the Department of Defense during his undergraduate studies. From 1995 to 1998, he lived and worked in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Egypt for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Katulis received his M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a BA in History and Arab and Islamic Studies from Villanova University.
With over twenty years of experience in the formation of U.S. foreign policy, Nancy Soderberg has promoted democracy and conflict resolution worldwide. She received international recognition for her efforts to promote peace in Northern Ireland.
From 2001-2005, she ran the New York office of the International Crisis Group (ICG) as Vice President. From 1997 to 2001, Soderberg served as Alternate Representative to the United Nations as a Presidential Appointee, with the rank of Ambassador. She served as the third ranking official of the National Security Council at the White House, as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from 1993 to 1997. Prior to serving at the White House, Soderberg served as the Foreign Policy Director for the Clinton/Gore 1992 campaign and worked as the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
She is a regular commentator on national and international television and radio, including NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Fox, National Public Radio, the Lehrer News Hour, CNN Crossfire, and The Daily Show.
Soderberg received a Masters of Science Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, concentrating on international economics and political risk analysis. She did her undergraduate work at Vanderbilt University.
This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. It is free and open to the public.