Nation-building and Why it's so Hard to do

School of International Affairs Lecture Series
Apr 07, 2016
11:15 AM to 12:30 PM
012 Katz

Peter Van Buren, author and 24-year veteran of the State Department

Van Buren is a retired 24-year veteran of the U.S. Department of StateHe spent a year in Iraq as a State Department Foreign Service Officer serving as Team Leader for two Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Now in Washington, he writes about Iraq and the Middle East at his blog, We Meant Well. His first book, We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, was published in 2011, and his latest book, Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99Percent, has just been published.

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