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SOLD OUT: Robert Kaplan - Why So Much Anarchy?
Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This program is sold out.

"Of course, Americans may complain about poor rail service and deteriorating infrastructure and bureaucracies, especially in inner cities, but it is important to realize that we are, nevertheless, complaining on the basis of a very high standard relative to much of the developing world."

That perspective is from an article in February's edition of Forbe's Magazine by Robert D. Kaplan, Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, the Austin-based global intelligence firm. A journalist and author, Kaplan also served on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board advising Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. He currently is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington and has been a foreign correspondent for The Atlantic for more than a quarter-century. In 2011 and 2012, he was designated as one of Foreign Policy magazines "Top 100 Global Thinkers."

His next book, due in March, is titled Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific. In 2010 he published Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power and in 2012 The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate. His official bio notes that Kaplan is author of 14 books on international affairs and travel -- all of his books are still in print. His biography also notes that he "was the first American writer to warn in print about a future war in the Balkans. Balkan Ghosts was chosen by The New York Times Book Review as one of the “best books” of 1993. The Arabists, The Ends of the Earth, An Empire Wilderness, Eastward to Tartary, and Warrior Politics were all chosen by The New York Times as 'notable' books of the year.

In addition to writing for many newspaper and magazines, Kaplan also has "been a consultant to the U. S. Army’s Special Forces Regiment, the U. S. Air Force, and the U. S. Marines. He has lectured at military war colleges, the FBI, the National Security Agency, the Pentagon's Joint Staff, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the CIA, major universities and global business forums."

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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM Program & Luncheon
Place: The Fairmont Dallas
1717 North Akard Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Tickets: $45 Members
$60 Non-Members
$500 Member Table
$650 Non-Member Table
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