Dr. Emile Nakhleh will be the featured speaker at the May meeting of Albuquerque Press Women and Friends. This Zoom meeting is not available to the general public.
Dr. Nakhleh is a research professor and coordinator of National Security Programs at UNM. He is a retired Senior Intelligence Service Officer, a National Intelligence Council Associate and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Since retiring from the US Government, Nakhleh has been consulting with different US government entities on national security issues, particularly Islamic radicalization, terrorism, and the Arab states of the Middle East. He has published frequently on the “Arab Spring” in the Financial Times and on LobeLog.
At the CIA, Nakhleh was a senior analyst and director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program and of regional analysis in the Middle East. He was awarded several senior commendations and distinguished medals for his service, including the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal and the Director’s Medal. His research and publications have focused on political Islam and Muslim world engagement, Islamic radicalization and terrorism in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world; state formation in the Middle East; and US policy toward the Middle East and the Muslim world. Dr. Nakhleh has lectured in this country and overseas for many years.
APWF hopes to resume in-person meetings as soon as allowed by Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham and will observe all required social distancing guidelines.