Event Date: February 24, 2010 - 1:30 pm Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
A talk by Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution.
Free. Registration is not required. This event will be in English.
Michael O’Hanlon, author of the newly published book Toughing It Out in Afghanistan, is director of research and senior fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is also the director of research for the 21st Century Defense Initiative at Brookings, and holder of the Sydney Stein, Jr. Chair. He is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. O’Hanlon’s books include The Science of War (Princeton University Press, 2009), Budgeting for Hard Power (Brookings, 2009), and a co-authored volume, Which Path to Persia? (2009), written with Kenneth Pollack, Daniel Byman, Martin Indyk, and Suzanne Maloney. He has also written Hard Power (Basic Books, 2006), co-authored with Kurt M. Campbell; A War Like No Other: The Truth about China’s Challenge to America (Wiley, 2007), coauthored with Richard C. Bush; and edited the book Opportunity 08 (Brookings, 2007). He has advised General Petraeus on the Central Command Strategy Review of 2009 and General McChrystal’s strategic analysis group for its 2009 strategic assessment document. Through the summer of 2009, he has made six trips to Iraq or Afghanistan, most recently with the International Republican Institute to help monitor the 2009 Afghan presidential election.