The Story of a Muslim Woman’s National Security Work with Three American Presidents

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The Story of a Muslim Woman’s National Security Work with Three American Presidents

October 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This event is part of the FPRI* ongoing series Geopolitics with Granieri

Geopolitics with Granieri features a conversation – some might say an interrogation – with guest scholars on subjects in the news. Moderated by FPRI’s RON GRANIERI each session draws upon FPRI’s vast network of scholars and outside experts to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of current events. This uniquely interactive program offers real substance and emphasizes active audience participation, from both the audience in attendance and a live YouTube audience.
*Foreign Policy Research Institute

In this session, our guest is Shirin Tahir-Kheli,**  adjunct scholar of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, who served on the National Security Council (NSC) in the Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush administrations

Tahir-Kheli will discuss her memoir Before the Age of Prejudice: A Muslim Woman’s National Security Work with Three American Presidents, which marks her incredible trajectory as a Muslim immigrant of Indian-Pakistani heritage to the highest levels of the US national security establishment. Both in government and out, she played a crucial role in bringing high-level Indians and Pakistanis together, and served as the “go-to” person on Pakistan for more than one American president. She also served as Alternate US Representative to the UN, which carries the rank of Ambassador, and as Special Adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Women’s Empowerment in the Muslim World.

Registration begins at 6:15 pm, with the program to follow from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Reservations are required. RSVP to Rachel Hemler:
FREE for members of FPRI (and their spouses) at $100 Level and NLM members; $10 for non-members
Dinner immediately following for Bronze Partners of FPRI.
For more information call 215-732-3774, ext. 112, email or visit
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**This talk was originally scheduled to feature Amb. Vicki Huddleston who, due to unforeseen circumstances, will not be able to appear.


October 10, 2018
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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