Middle East Expert to Speak on Syria at the Bush School

March 11, 2019

Steven Simon

On Thursday, April 4, Steven Simon, who served on the National Security Council in the Clinton and Obama administrations, will deliver remarks at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on Texas A&M’s West Campus.

Simon will cover the current U.S. policy in Syria and the implications for Syria’s future. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Hagler Auditorium. Registration is open at This event is presented by the Department of International Affairs and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Simon served as Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa on the National Security Council during the Obama administration and as Senior Director for Counterterrorism in the Clinton administration. He has held appointments with a variety of research institutions, including the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the RAND Corporation, and the Middle East Institute. 

Simon is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including The Age of Sacred Terror, The Next Attack, The Pragmatic Superpower:  Winning the Cold War in the Middle East, and Our Separate Ways:  The Struggle for the Future of the U.S.-Israel Alliance. His op-eds and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, and other outlets. Simon is currently the John J. McCloy ’16 Visiting Professor in History at Amherst College.


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