Time: 10:00-11:30
Venue: CMI, Just Faaland's møterom, 3rd floor (Jekteviksbakken 31)

Dr. Robert Lieber, Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University, discusse the background and broader themes as the context in which the Obama administration's approach to the current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations takes place. He will also address misconceptions about U.S. Middle East policy.

ROBERT J. LIEBER is an authority on American foreign policy and U.S. relations with the Middle East and Europe. He was born and raised in Chicago, received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. at Harvard. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has also taught at Harvard, Oxford and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brookings Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai.

Professor Lieber is now writing a book entitled, Staying Power and the Future of the American Era. His most recent authored book is The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century, published by Cambridge University Press (2007) . In addition, Lieber is author or editor of fourteen other books on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and energy security.

Professor Lieber has been a foreign policy advisor in several presidential campaigns and consultant to the State Department and for National Intelligence Estimates.