ABOUT THIS EVENT:
For the third meeting of BCFR's program year, Christopher Harmer from the Institute for the Study of War will discuss the Iranian military industrial complex's involvement and impact on the Syrian civil war. Prior to Mr. Harmer's presentation, guests will be able to view the current AEIVA exhibition entitled "Luis Cruz Azaceta: War and Other Disasters," which fuses geometric abstraction with socially conscious neo-expressionism to explore the violence and injustice of our time. Mr. Azaceta is a New Orleans based Cuban American painter. Further info: http://bit.ly/2fEQlMP
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks are included in the ticket price. Doors open at 6pm.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:
Christopher Harmer, Commander, US Navy (retired), is Senior Naval Analyst (non resident) at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). He focuses on Iranian maritime capabilities including the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN), Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN), Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), and National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). In addition to his maritime focus, Commander Harmer conducts aviation and military operations analysis.
Prior to joining ISW, Mr Harmer served as an enlisted infantryman in the Marine Corps and as a US Naval Aviator. Mr. Harmer graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.A. in History. He received an M.A. in International Relations from Troy University, an M.A. in International Public Policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and has also studied at the U.S. Naval War College. He is a regular guest on television news programs, including CNN, BBC, MSNBC, Fox, and CBS. He has been quoted in several hundred newspaper and magazine articles, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, US News and World Report, and Foreign Policy, as well as online media outlets.