"Up to the Minute" with Kenneth M. Pollack: "Thinking the Unthinkable: American Policy Options Toward Iran"
Location:Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Audience:Open to the Public
Kenneth M. Pollack, a senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will present a public talk at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus. Pollack will discuss his book “Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb and American Strategy” (Simon and Schuster, 2013) which was chosen by the New York Times as one of its “100 Notable books of 2013” and by both Foreign Affairs and the Economist as one of the Best Books of the Year for 2013. A book sale/signing and public reception will follow the discussion in Shultz Dining Room. Pollack’s work focuses on political-military affairs of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and other countries of the Levant and Persian Gulf. Pollack began his career as a Persian Gulf military analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He has served twice on the staff of the National Security Council, as a director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, and as the director for Persian Gulf Affairs. He has also been a senior research professor at the National Defense University, and director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2002 to 2009, he was the director of research for the Saban Center, and from 2009-2012, he served as the Center’s director. He is the author of 8 books on the Middle East including the best-selling “The Threatening Storm and The Persian Puzzle.”