Past Event

Aaron David Miller: Gulliver's Troubles - How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East

Thu, Dec 3 2009 - 6:00pm

Gulliver’s Troubles: How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East

Aaron David Miller, Former Middle East Advisor, U.S. State Department
Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Journalist; Author, Al’ America – Moderator

Miller contends that America is in an investment trap in a highly unstable region: it can’t fix the Middle East and it can’t run away from it. The arguable diplomatic failure of several presidential administrations has left the U.S. wandering around in a region it doesn’t fully understand.  America, says Miller, has become a modern day Gulliver, tied into knots by small powers and misconceptions.

MLF: Middle East
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$8 members, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: Celia Menczel