EVENT OVERVIEW: Vali Nasr will present his New Book The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat. This Event is Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books and the International Relations Council of Kansas City.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Vali Nasr is Dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the Bestselling Author of The Shia Revival and Forces of Fortune. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Senior Advisor to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. He is a Columnist for Bloomberg View and lives in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT THE NEW BOOK: In this essential New Book, Vali Nasr argues that the Obama administration had a chance to improve its relations with the Middle East, but instead chose to pursue its predecessor's questionable strategies there. Nasr takes readers behind the scenes at the State Department and reveals how the new government's fear of political backlash and the specter of terrorism crippled the efforts of diplomatic giants, like Richard Holbrooke and Hillary Clinton, to boost America's foundering credibility with world leaders. Meanwhile, the true economic threats, China and Russia, were quietly expanding their influence in the region. And a second Arab Spring is brewing-not a hopeful clamor for democracy but rage at the United States for its foreign policy of drones and assassinations. Drawing on his in-depth knowledge of the Middle East and firsthand experience in diplomacy, Nasr offers a powerful reassessment of American foreign policy that directs the country away from its failing relationships in the Middle East (such as with Saudi Arabia) toward more productive, and less costly, partnerships with other foreign allies (such as Turkey). Forcefully persuasive, Vali Nasr's book is a game changer for America as it charts a course in the Muslim world, Asia, and beyond.
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112
EVENT FORMAT: Vali Nasr will present his New Book The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat. A Booksigning will follow the presentation. A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning. Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.
ADMISSION PACKAGE: $28.95 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Hardcover of The Dispensable Nation, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed). It's your choice, for the same Price.
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PLEASE NOTE: The Publication Date of the New Book is April 23, 2013. Orders placed before this date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after April 23, 2013.
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