“Rock the Casbah: The Middle East Uprisings”
The University of Maryland School of Public Policy is proud to announce that award-winning world journalist Robin Wright will be the Spring 2013 Saul I. Stern Professorship of Civic Engagement speaker. Wright, a fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, has won numerous awards for her coverage of international conflicts, including the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Journalist of the Year Award and the Overseas Press Club award for best reporting in any medium requiring exceptional courage and initiative. Wright’s speech, “Rock the Casbah: The Middle East Uprisings,” will build on her recent book of the same title.
STERN PROFESSOR OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
I.M. “Mac” Destler is Director, Program on International Security and Economic Policy; Senior Fellow, Center for International and Security Policy at Maryland (CISSM); and the Saul Stern Professor of Civic Engagement. He specializes in the politics and processes of U.S. foreign policymaking. He is co-author, with Ivo H. Daalder, of In the Shadow of the Oval Office (Simon and Schuster, 2009), which analyzes the role of the President's national security adviser from the Kennedy through the George W. Bush administration. His American Trade Politics (Institute for International Economics, 4th edition, 2005) won the Gladys M. Kammerer Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book on U.S. national policy.
The Saul I. Stern Professorship of Civic Engagementrecognizes individuals of vision and distinction who enjoy a national reputation for addressing issues on the regional, national and international stage, reflecting Stern's own diverse life of public service.