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June 4th Mitchell Hour

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Monday, June 4, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

June 4th Mitchell Hour

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 The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies

 Invites You to Attend the

 June 4th Mitchell Hour


Thomas W. Lippman

author of Saudi Arabia on the Edge


The Mitchell institute invites you to a Mitchell Hour with Thomas W. Lippman. Mr. Lippman will discuss Saudi Arabia and its role in the world.

Saudi Arabia and the Arab Spring -- Why Nothing Happened


Thomas W. Lippman, adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute and former senior fellow for Middle East affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations, is a Washington-based author and journalist who has written about Middle Eastern affairs and American foreign policy for more than three decades, specializing in Saudi Arabia, U.S.- Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. He is a former Middle East bureau chief of the Washington Post, and also served as that newspaper's oil and energy reporter. Throughout the 1990s, he covered foreign policy and national security for the Post, traveling frequently to Saudi Arabia and other countries in the Middle East. He has been a frequent visitor to Saudi Arabia throughout the past decade. Lippman is the author of numerous magazine articles, book reviews and op-ed columns about Mideast affairs, and of six books about the Middle East and US diplomacy: Understanding Islam (1982, 3d revised edition 2002); Egypt After Nasser (1989); Madeleine Albright and the New American Diplomacy (2000); Inside the Mirage: America's Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia (2004);Arabian Knight: Col. Bill Eddy USMC and the Rise of American Power in the Middle East (2008); and his latest, Saudi Arabia on the Edge, published in January 2012. He is also a consultant on regional affairs to US government agencies, including the Air Force Special Operations Command.


Mr. Lippman will also be signing copies of his book Saudi Arabia on the Edge following his presentation. Books can either be purchased in advance when you register for the event on Eventbrite (with credit card) or onsite (with cash or check) for $20. (If paying with cash, please bring exact change.)


Monday, June 4, 2012

 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.



 Air Force Association Board Room, 4th Floor
1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209


Parking and Transportation

 Free parking is available in the AFA garage.

 Closest Metro Station is the Rosslyn Metro (Orange and Blue Lines)



 Military: Uniform of the day

 Civilian: Business Attire


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Contact: Rachel Zimmerman


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When & Where

1501 Lee Highway
4th Floor
Arlington, 22209

Monday, June 4, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)

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The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America’s most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell’s tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. The Institute is based in the Washington, D.C. area.

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