Geschke Lecture: Jon Alterman, ‘Modernity, Saudi Style’

July 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Jon B. Alterman is the Zbigniew Brzezinski chair in global security and geostrategy and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Prior to joining CSIS in 2002, he served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State and as a special assistant to the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs.

Before entering government, he was a scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace and at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and an award-winning teacher at Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in history.

He is the author or coauthor of four books on the Middle East and the editor of five more.