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Sarolta Graves 
Iowa City Foreign Relations Council 


Tuesday February 22, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM CST

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Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, Social Hall 
220 S Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

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ICFRC Luncheon Lecture
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Presented by:
Brian Katulis 

Brian Katulis


"Implications for America's Broader Policies in the Middle East"

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in D.C., is a an expert on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East.  He is a sought after speaker on matters pertaining to the Middle East. 

His expertise includes insight on the recent events in Egypt and in a February 2nd, 2011 article, commented:  "The changes underway in Egypt today will have wide-ranging implications for America's broader policies in the Middle East.  How the Obama administration continues to manage its approach to Egypt will shape America's position in the region for years to come."

Brian Katulis is a Senior Fellow at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia.  Katulis has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and nongovernmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia.  From 1995 to 1998, he lived and worked in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and Egypt for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Katulis received a master's degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in History and Arab and Islamic Studies from Villanova University.  In 1994 and 1995, he was a Fulbright scholar in Amman, Jordan, where he conducted research on the peace treaty between Israel and Jordan.

Katulis has published articles in several newspapers and journals, including The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, and Middle East Policy, among other publications. He is co-author of The Prosperity Agenda, a book on U.S. national security published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008. Katulis speaks Arabic.


Lunch will be catered by Oasis:  Falafel, hummus, Mediterranean Salad, Chicken Kebab, Pita, Tahini & Mango Sauces