The Middle East Institute is pleased to host Richard A. Clarke, chairman of MEI's board of governors, for a discussion of his latest book, Sting of the Drone (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014). Drawing upon over 30 years of experience in U.S. government agencies, including the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House National Security Council, Clarke will discuss his fictional account of military and defense personnel working in the U.S. drone program. Afterwards, Clarke will sign copies of his book.
**Wine and cheese will be served.
Richard A. Clarke is chairman of the board of governors of The Middle East Institute. He served for thirty years in U.S. government national security agencies, including the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House National Security Council. In the Reagan administration, he was deputy assistant secretary for intelligence. In the Bush (41) Administration, he was assistant secretary of state for politico-military affairs. During an unprecedented ten consecutive years with the NSC, Mr. Clarke served as special assistant to the president for global affairs, senior director for transnational threats, national coordinator for counter-terrorism, and special advisor to the president for cyber security. Since leaving government, he has taught five years at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, served as an on air consultant for ABC News for nine years, and managed Good Harbor Consulting for a decade. During that time, he has published six books, including the New York Times #1 best seller, Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror (Simon and Schuster, 2004) and his most recent novel, Sting of the Drone (Thomas Dunne Books, 2014). Mr. Clarke also serves on other boards, including Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi and several US information technology security companies.