Realistic & Principled: Argument for America's Support of Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle East
A Conversation with Elliott Abrams, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser
The Duke Program in American Grand Strategy hosted Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in Washington, DC. Formerly, Abrams served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser in the administration of President George W. Bush. On February 7, 2018 he visited Duke to share his argument for America's support of democracy and human rights in the Middle East. In a conversation moderated Professor Bruce Jentleson, Abrams commented on current middle eastern affairs and offered thoughts on the future of democracy in the region.
This conversation was presented by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, and co-sponsored by Duke Political Science, the Sanford School of Public Policy, the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and the Duke Israel Public Affairs Committee.
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