"Yemen: Thinking Outside the AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) Box" Subject of Panel Discussion, March 7
"Yemen: Thinking Outside the AQAP (Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) Box" will be the topic of discussion at the Woodrow Wilson School at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 7 in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. A public reception will follow the talk in the Bernstein gallery.
The panel will feature Barbara Bodine, Woodrow Wilson School Lecturer in Public and International Affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Yemen; Michael W. S. Ryan, a Senior Research Associate at the Jamestown Foundation; and Jacob N. Shapiro, a Woodrow Wilson School Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs.
Ambassador Bodine is also the director of the Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative, a WWS program that encourages and supports students committed to careers in federal public service through scholarships, intensive language training, internships, fellowships and mentoring. Bodine served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen from 1997 to 2001. She also served in Baghdad as Deputy Principal Officer during the Iran-Iraq War, Kuwait as Deputy Chief of Mission during the Iraqi invasion and occupation of 1990-1991, and again, seconded to the Department of Defense, in Iraq in 2003 as the senior State Department official and the first coalition coordinator for reconstruction in Baghdad and the Central governorates.
Michael Ryan’s areas of expertise include political Islam, Islamic intellectual history and trends and foreign assistance. A former senior vice president at The Middle East Institute, Ryan has held senior positions in the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. He is currently writing a book on the grand strategy of al-Qaeda based on Arabic source documents. Ryan received his PhD from Harvard's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
Jacob Shapiro’s primary research interests include political violence, aid, and security policy. His research has been published in International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Security Studies, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Military Operations Research, and a number of edited volumes. Shapiro co-directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. He is a member of the editorial board of World Politics, a Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP), and served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.
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