Evelyn N. Farkas | President, Farkas Global Strategies and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Please join the Clements Center for National Security in welcoming Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas, president of Farkas Global Strategies and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, for a virtual event on "Global Politics in the Era of Trump" on Thursday, Sept. 24, 12:15–1:30 p.m. CT. Registration begins at 12 p.m.

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Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas has three decades of experience working on national security and foreign policy in the U.S. executive and legislative branches, in the private sector and for international organizations overseas. In 2019–20 she ran to represent New York's 17th Congressional District in the House of Representatives. She is currently president of Farkas Global Strategies. Prior to that she was senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Atlantic Council, as well as a national security contributor for NBC/MSNBC.

She served from 2012 to 2015 as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia, Balkans, Caucasus and conventional arms control. From 2010 to 2012 she was senior advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and special advisor to the Secretary of Defense for the NATO Summit. Prior to that, she was executive director of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism and senior fellow at the American Security Project. 
From 2001 to 2008, she served as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee responsible for Asia Pacific, Western Hemisphere and Special Operations Command, and policy issues including combatting terrorism and export control.

From 1997 to 2001, Farkas was a professor of international relations at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. She served from 1996 to 1997 in Bosnia with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). She has published numerous journal articles and opinion pieces, as well as Fractured States and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, Ethiopia, and Bosnia in the 1990s (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press). She speaks Hungarian and German, has studied French, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, Russian and Hindi.

Farkas obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College.

For questions about this event, please email Elizabeth Doughtie: elizabeth.doughtie@utexas.edu.

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