“The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World,” on Sept. 7, 2016

“The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World,” a book discussion hosted by Dean Vali Nasr and the Reischauer Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will discuss his experiences as a youth in Afghanistan and foreign exchange student in California to working under three U.S. presidential administrations. He will also chronicle his time as a U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq, helping to forge diplomacy and coalitions in the Middle East. Khalilzad will talk about the conflicts previous U.S. administrations have faced, and what potential challenges may lie ahead for the next U.S. president.
Date and Time
4:30-6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Rome Building, Rome Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press may RSVP through the online registration form.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Speaker
Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 2007 to 2009. He also served as U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2005 to 2007 and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan from 2003 to 2005. He served as U.S. Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan from 2001 to 2003.
Khalilzad sits on the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy, America Abroad Media, the RAND Corporation’s Middle East Studies Center, the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani, and the American University of Afghanistan. He is also a counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
He maintains close ties with high-level leadership throughout the Middle East and Central Asia, and regularly provides strategic advice to numerous heads of state. Khalilzad appears frequently on U.S. and international media outlets to share his expertise on foreign policy. He earned his BA and MA degrees from the American University of Beirut, as well as a PhD from the University of Chicago.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For seven decades, students have distinguished themselves by pursuing academic excellence in international relations. The school was established in Washington, D.C. in 1943, and opened its campus in Bologna, Italy in 1955. It initiated one of the first Western university programs in the People’s Republic of China when it launched a campus in Nanjing in 1986.
The school’s mission is to provide an interdisciplinary professional education that prepares a diverse graduate student body for internationally related positions of responsibility; to foster research, scholarship and cross-cultural exchange; and to contribute knowledge, expertise and leadership to the global community.
For more information, visit sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins
Wednesday, August 31, 2016