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Vali Nasr

Professor of International Affairs & Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University

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Vali Nasr Biography

Vali Nasr is the Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He served as the eighth Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS between 2012 and 2019 and as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke between 2009 and 2011.

One of the leading experts on globalization, foreign relations, the Middle East and the Islamic world, Nasr has advised senior American policymakers, world leaders, and businesses, including the President, Secretary of State, senior members of the Congress, and presidential campaigns. Internationally renowned, he has influenced critical public debates and policy decisions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nasr is the author of several books, including "The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat," "The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future" and "Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty" as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. His works have been translated into Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Italian, Turkish, Persian, Chinese, Hindi, and Urdu.

Nasr has written for publications such as the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post; provided expert commentary to media outlets such as CNN, BBC and National Public Radio; and has been a guest on programs such as "Meet the Press," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report."

He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, the International Board of Advisors at the American University of Beirut, and the Board of Advisors of Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He has been the recipient of grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, and was named a 2006 Carnegie Scholar.

Nasr received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and his master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law, both in international relations, and his Ph.D. from MIT in political science.

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The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat

The Rise of Islamic Capitalism: Why the New Muslim Middle Class Is the Key to Defeating Extremism (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Free Press))

The Rise of Islamic Capitalism: Why the New Muslim Middle Class Is the Key to Defeating Extremism (Council on Foreign Relations Books (Free Press))

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)

Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (Religion and Global Politics)

Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism

Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism

The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan (Volume 19) (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies)

The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama'at-i Islami of Pakistan (Volume 19) (Comparative Studies on Muslim Societies)

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    Speaking fees for Vali Nasr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vali Nasr are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vali Nasr, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
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Professor of International Affairs & Middle East Studies at Johns Hopkins University

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Vali Nasr Biography

Vali Nasr is the Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He served as the eighth Dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS between 2012 and 2019 and as Senior Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke between 2009 and 2011.

One of the leading experts on globalization, foreign relations, the Middle East and the Islamic world, Nasr has advised senior American policymakers, world leaders, and businesses, including the President, Secretary of State, senior members of the Congress, and presidential campaigns. Internationally renowned, he has influenced critical public debates and policy decisions on both sides of the Atlantic.

Nasr is the author of several books, including "The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat," "The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future" and "Democracy in Iran: History and the Quest for Liberty" as well as numerous articles in scholarly journals. His works have been translated into Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, Italian, Turkish, Persian, Chinese, Hindi, and Urdu.

Nasr has written for publications such as the New York Times, Foreign Affairs, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post; provided expert commentary to media outlets such as CNN, BBC and National Public Radio; and has been a guest on programs such as "Meet the Press," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and "The Colbert Report."

He is a member of the International Board of Advisors of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, the International Board of Advisors at the American University of Beirut, and the Board of Advisors of Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He has been the recipient of grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, and was named a 2006 Carnegie Scholar.

Nasr received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and his master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law, both in international relations, and his Ph.D. from MIT in political science.

Vali Nasr Videos

  • Vali Nasr on U.S.-Iranian Relations - YouTube
  • Charlie Rose Greenroom - Vali Nasr - YouTube

Vali Nasr Books

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  • How do I book Vali Nasr to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Vali Nasr for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Vali Nasr, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Vali Nasr or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Vali Nasr

    Speaking fees for Vali Nasr, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Vali Nasr are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Vali Nasr, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Vali Nasr speak about?

  • Where does Vali Nasr travel from?

    Vali Nasr generally travels from Washington, DC, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Vali Nasr’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Vali Nasr for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Vali Nasr for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Vali Nasr or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Vali Nasr is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Vali Nasr for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Vali Nasr generally travels from Washington, DC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are William Easterly, Jimmy Wales, Robert Hormats, Kenneth Roth and Robert Greene. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Vali Nasr for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Vali Nasr Speaker Videos

  • Vali Nasr on U.S.-Iranian Relations - YouTube
    Charlie Rose Greenroom - Vali Nasr - YouTube

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