James Dobbins Session Overview

Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation

James Dobbins is the Director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at RAND. His areas of expertise include: Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Europe, U.S. Foreign Relations, NATO, and trends and issues in international security. Dr. Dobbins is a veteran diplomat who has held senior White House and State Department positions under four presidents, and most recently served as the Bush Administration's special envoy for Afghanistan. His publications include: After the Taliban: Nation Building in Afghanistan; The Effect of Terrorist Attacks in Spain on Transatlantic Cooperation in the War on Terror; Stabilization and Reconstruction Civilian Management Act of 2004; The UN’s Role in Nation-Building: from the Congo to Iraq; The Beginner’s Guide to Nation-Building; Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority; and After the Taliban.


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2018–2019 SESSIONS

This year's sessions begin with an introduction from Professor Thomas Christensen and move into a range of topics that include Religion, Identity Politics and Civil Wars; Iran, Turkey, and Israel; Biosecurity and Cybersecurity; National Economies in a Globalized World; and more.

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