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American Diplomacy in South Asia: A Talk led by Bruce Riedel

January 29, 2013
Press Release #13-014


On Thursday, Feb.7, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Bruce Riedel, senior fellow for the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy, will review the history of American diplomacy in South Asia. Riedel will discuss the crises that have flared in recent years and the prospects of future crisis. The event, presented by the Center for Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College and The Patuxent Partnership, will take place at 5:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Hall.  It is free and open to the public.

Riedel retired in 2006 after 30-years of service at the Central Intelligence Agency. He also served as council for four United States presidents. Riedel’s new book, “Avoiding Armageddon: America, India, and Pakistan to the Brink and Back,” recently published on Jan. 21, 2013.

The Center for the Study of Democracy is committed to promoting education and discussion on both policy and political issues of interest to St. Mary's College and the wider community. The Center regularly hosts political discussions with government officials and political candidates, public political debates, as well as conferences and forums on important policy issues.

For more information please contact Kristen Bergery, program assistant, Center for the Study of Democracy at (240)-895-6432 or at