Making Sense of the Green Movement"
Face to Face with
International Affairs Fellow in Residence
Council on Foreign Relations
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
The Levin Institute
116 East 55th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
New York, NY
6:30-7:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
7:00 p.m. Program Presentation
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Lydia Khalil has spent her career focusing on the intersection between governance and security—whether it be understanding the rationales behind terrorism and counterinsurgency, how to create governance systems that lead to functioning societies or the effects of youth and technological change that inevitably impact every generation. Lydia focuses on the Middle East and the Arab world, and her current research examines how the rise of Middle Eastern youth will clash with the traditional power structures of the region.
In her early twenties Lydia Khalil was appointed to the White House Office of Homeland Security as a graduate fellow. A year later, she served as a policy advisor for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad from 2003-2004, where she worked closely with Iraqi officials on political negotiations and constitutional drafting. Since then, she has been a counterterrorism analyst for the New York Police Department and currently holds numerous positions including her work as an International Affairs fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior policy associate to the Project on Middle East Democracy.
She holds a BA in international relations from Boston College and a MA in international security from Georgetown University. She has published extensively on issues relating to Middle East politics, terrorism and other international security issues. She is also working on a forthcoming book on the Middle East. She was born in Cairo, Egypt and is a native Arabic speaker.
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