Richmond Hill Speaker Series - Dr. Aurel Braun: Assessing the Middle East Chessboard

Event Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This is the fourth in a series of the 2019 Fall Richmond Hill Speaker Series.


The Middle East, a strategically vital region, is becoming ever more volatile. Russian and Iranian involvement has deeply impacted not only the regional states but also the West. Add the problems of the Iran nuclear agreement (the JCPOA) from which the U.S. withdrew and we have an enormously complex situation where the parties are playing three dimensional chess.

Aurel Braun is currently a Professor of International Relations and Political Science, and Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He is also an Associate of the Davis Center at Harvard. Between July 2012 and June 2015 he was a Visiting Professor teaching in the Department of Government, Harvard University. Professor Braun has twice been appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In March 2009, the Federal Cabinet via a Governor-in-Council appointment made Professor Braun the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development for a three-year term. In 2012, Professor Braun was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for services to Canada and for academic distinction by the Governor-General of Canada. Professor Braun has published extensively on international relations and strategic studies and is a specialist in international law. He is the author and/or editor of several books. His latest book is NATO-Russia Relations in the 21st Century. His forthcoming book is on Russia, the West and Arctic Security.

A Q&A follows the presentation.

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