The Future of U.S. Engagement in the Middle East:

A Conversation with Tufts alumni Sarah Arkin, A06, Rachel Brandenburg, A05 and Negar Razavi, A06

Location: Cabot 206

Date: February 19, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Cost: Free

The Institute for Global Leadership will host three Tufts alumnae for a discussion on “The Future of U.S. Engagement in the Middle East”.  Sarah Arkin (A’06), Rachel Brandenburg (A’05), and Negar Razavi (A’06) have each spent more than ten years working on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East – on the Hill in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, in think tanks, and in academia – and they will bring their learned experience to share with the Tufts community.  Arkin is currently the Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic Staff.  Brandenburg, now on the Hill, was Director of the Scowcroft Center for Middle East Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council and served as the Iraq Director and the Levant Director in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of the Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy.  Razavi is a political anthropologist whose research examines the role of policy experts and think tanks in shaping U.S. security policies towards Iran and Egypt.