Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Dr. Vali Nasr is Dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a Middle East scholar, author, foreign policy adviser and a commentator on international relations. Dr. Nasr is a contributing writer at the New York Times and Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Before joining Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, Dr. Nasr taught international politics at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Nasr was Special Adviser to the President’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has been a Carnegie Scholar, a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and an adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations where he is a life member. Dr. Nasr was a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board. He has authored several books on foreign policy, Iraq, and on the Arab Spring. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.