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Former Clinton adviser Robert Malley lectures on President Obama's options in the Middle East

February 13, 2009

Loyola University New Orleans Department of History and the Biever Lecture Series welcome Robert Malley, Ph.D., program director for the Middle East and North Africa of the International Crisis Group , to present “U.S. Middle East Policy: What Obama Might Do.” The lecture is meant to promote the creation of a Middle East Peace Studies Program at Loyola University.

Malley will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall on Loyola’s main campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

From 1998 to 2001, Malley was a special assistant to President Bill Clinton on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and was intimately involved in the planning and execution of the 2000 Middle East Peace Summit at Camp David. Malley also served under National Security Adviser Sandy Berger at the National Security Council from 1994 to 1996.

Malley, who is a political scientist and lawyer, attended Yale University and was a 1984 Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he earned a doctorate in political philosophy. He earned a juris doctorate at Harvard Law School and was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Malley is a prolific writer and is considered one of the most informed American political analysts of United States foreign policy in the Middle East. He is frequently quoted as an expert in news reports on conflict in the Middle East.

International Crisis Group is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization “committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflicts around the world through field-based analyses and high-level advocacy agency which researches conflict and advocates for peaceful resolution.”

For more information on Robert Malley and his lecture, contact the Department of History, Loyola University New Orleans at (504) 865-3537.

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