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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Library to Host Talk on U.S. Involvement in Middle East

The history of United States involvement in the Middle East, as well as its status today is the subject of a Westport Library talk by an Amherst College visiting professor set for Thursday, June 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the McManus Room, Library officials announced.

Steven Simon is scheduled to offer historical insights and firsthand experience having served on the National Security Council during the Clinton and Obama administrations and in a range of posts at the Department of State.

In addition to his national posts, Simon has been a visiting professor at Princeton University, a Hasib Sabbagh senior fellow in Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a university fellow in the history of religion at Brown University,

His first book, “The Age of Sacred Terror” co-authored with Daniel Benjamin, won the Arthur C. Ross award for best book on international affairs.

His new book, “The Long Goodbye: The United States and the Middle East from Islamic Revolution to the Arab Spring,” is scheduled for release in early 2019.

The event is free and open to the public.

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Posted 06/24/17 at 08:09 AM  Permalink



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