Clements Center
Clements Center
Middle East Realignment and Israel

Middle East Realignment and Israel

Danielle Pletka | Senior Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Thursday, Oct 11, 2018   |   12:15 - 1:45 pm   |  SRH 3.124, The LBJ School

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, the Clements Center welcomed Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, for her talk "Middle East Realignment and Israel." 

Danielle Pletka is senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she oversees the Institute’s work on foreign and defense issues. Ms. Pletka writes regularly on national security matters with a special focus on Iran, the Middle East (Syria, Israel, ISIS), and South Asia. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. Before joining AEI, Ms. Pletka was a longtime senior professional staff member for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, where she specialized in the Near East and South Asia as the point person on Middle East, Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. Ms. Pletka has authored, coauthored, and coedited a variety of studies, monographs, and book chapters, including the report “” (Atlantic Council, 2017); the chapter “America in Decline” in “” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016); “” (AEI, 2014); “” (AEI, 2012); “” (AEI, 2011); and “Dissent and Reform in the Arab World: Empowering Democrats” (AEI, 2008). A regular guest on television, Ms. Pletka appears frequently on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” Her broadcast appearances also include CBS News, CNN, C-SPAN, and MSNBC. She has been published in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, and Politico, among other outlets. Ms. Pletka has an M.A. from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Smith College.

Missed the event? Listen to it here on the Horns of a Dilemma podcast! 


Subscribe to Stay Informed
  • Stay up-to-date with our latest programs
  • Receive alerts on upcoming events
  • No spam, we promise
Please enter a valid e-mail address