Vali Nasr is professor of Middle East and South Asia politics at the Naval Postgraduate School and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is the author of The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Oxford University Press, 2001); Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism (Oxford University Press, 1996); The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama`at-i Islami of Pakistan (University of California Press, 1994).
Dr. Nasr has briefed the White House, the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Department of Defense on Middle East issues. He has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, New Republic, and Wall Street Journal. He has provided expert commentary to CNN, BBC, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CBSs Evening News, 60 Minutes, NOW with Bill Moyers, and NBCs Nightly News. He has appeared as a guest on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Vali Nasrs visit to CMC is jointly sponsored by Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies and the Athenaeum.