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Fighting the Taliban... and Iraq? A Report From the Front
October 21, 2001 - Battell Chapel


Speaker: Michael Rubin

Michael Rubin, a native of Philadelphia, is currently a visiting fellow of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He received a in biology from Yale University in 1994, and received a Ph.D. in history from the same institution in 1999. His dissertation, "The Making of Modern Iran, 1858-1909: Communications, Telegraph and Society" won Yale's prestigious John Addison Porter Prize. He has received numerous policy and academic awards and fellowships. He has previously worked as a Lecturer in History (Iranian, Afghan, and Central Asian) at Yale University.

Rubin is the author of a new monograph, "Into the Shadows: Radical Vigilantes in Khatami's Iran" (2001), and numerous scholarly and policy articles. He has published his opinion articles widely in such forums as The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The Jerusalem Post and The Los Angeles Times. He speaks widely in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

Rubin is perhaps Washington's most widely-traveled Middle East analyst. He is intimately acquainted with rogue regimes and areas of concern to U.S. foreign policy. He has spent more than half a year in Iran (1996 and 1999), nine months in Iraq (2000-2001), three months in Yemen (1995), three months in Tajikistan (1997), as well as several weeks in Afghanistan (1997 and 2000), and time in Pakistan (2000) and the Sudan (2001).

Related Readings:
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Washington Institute, Articles, Op-Eds, and Papers
America at War: An interview with Middle East analyst Michael Rubin '94, Yale Daily News, October 24, 2001

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Last Updated: 12/18/2001