Event Date: March 27, 2015 - 12:30 pm Location: University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Building, room FSS-4006, 120 University Private
MICHAEL SINGH, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Presented by CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is very limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Michael Singh, former senior director for the Middle East at the US National Security Council, will offer an assessment of the progress the international coalition has made to date against the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). He will address prospects for the future of the international campaign, and address the broader strategies in which the anti-ISIS efforts must be embedded in order to succeed.
Michael Singh is the managing director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a nonpartisan think tank dedicated to advancing American interests in the Middle East. Mr. Singh was senior director for Near East and North African Affairs at the White House from 2007-2008, and director for several Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, on the NSC staff from 2005-2007. Earlier, Mr. Singh served as special assistant to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, as well as staff aide to US ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer. Mr. Singh has served as an adjunct fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Security at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and as an economics instructor at Harvard College, and currently directs the Belfer Center’s Iran Working Group. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and an MBA with high distinction (Baker Scholar) from Harvard University.