Powerful Geopolitical Speaking Duo: General John Allen & Ken Pollack
John Allen & Ken Pollack
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Legendary military leader General John Allen is one of the nation’s most-respected thought leaders on U.S.-global engagement. When President Obama created the appointment of special envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL, General Allen was the first American tapped to confront the Islamic State terror group. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau, Gen. Allen brings audiences to the scenes of some of modern history’s most tenuous decision-making moments. His commanding presence has audiences holding their breath as they hear his first-hand accounts of combating what the FBI called the “danger it worries about all day long.”
Dr. Kenneth Pollack is a senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as the center’s director and helped to establish its Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, which fosters dialogue and partnerships between the U.S. and Muslim communities globally. With an extensive background in national security, intelligence, and foreign policy, Pollack is an expert on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, with a particular emphasis on Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Exclusively represented by Leading Authorities, Inc. speakers bureau, he addresses foreign policy, geopolitics, and the Middle East.
Gen. Allen and Ken Pollack deliver a detailed presentation on the challenges facing the Middle East and the impact the region will continue to have on nations around the world. Their talk--informed by their combined decades of experience shaping political, policy, and military strategy as it pertains to the Middle East--touches on mega-trends influencing economies and alliances, destabilizing forces in global hot spots, pockets of extremism, and tactics that ought to be used to combat terror groups. Allen and Pollack offer a well-rounded analysis of the current Middle East environment and forecast likely short- and long-term risks and rewards, as well as outcomes, associated with various types of engagement.