APWF Zoom meeting with Emile Nakhleh

photo of Emile Nakhleth

Emile Nakhleth

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.

Through the Legislative Looking Glass

Sander Rue

Christine Trujillo

The 2020 session of the New Mexico legislature has ended. The dust has all but settled. Now what actually happened as legislators fought their hardest battles behind the scenes? Join Albuquerque Press Women and Friends on Monday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant (4316 The 25 Way NE) to hear a review of the session from Senator Sander Rue of Sandoval County and Representative Christine Trujillo from Bernalillo County.

Rue serves on the NM Senate Finance Committee. Trujillo serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Both had a front row seat for the biggest battles of this financial session. What were the most difficult decisions and what swayed those budget choices? We will have a chance to hear all about it.

Anyone is welcome at meetings of APWF. We order from the menu at Mimi’s and non-members are charged an additional $5. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends consists of people working in the communications field.

 

Albuquerque Press Women to Hear About Impeachment and the Constitution

Peter Kierst

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends will host University of New Mexico Lecturer Peter Kierst on Monday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Restaurant 4316 The 25 Way to discuss President Trump’s Impeachment Trial and the Constitution.

We are living in a complex time when it is hard to unravel just how the three branches of government are supposed to work with each other. President Donald Trump is on trial for abuse of power and obstruction of congress. Is this how the framers of the constitution pictured the process of impeachment?

Kierst has taught courses on the “Powers of the Presidency” at the UNM Department of Political Science and has researched how recent court rulings have affected the flow of money in American politics.

Please join us for an interesting conversation on constitutional politics and democracy. Anyone is welcome at meetings of APWF. We order from the menu at Mimi’s and non-members are charged an additional $5. Albuquerque Press Women and Friends consists of people working in the communications field.