May 10, 2016: Author of The Envoy: From Kabul to the White House, My Journey Through a Turbulent World.
Under President George W. Bush, Zalmay Khalilzad represented the U.S. as Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations in the years following the 9/11 attacks. In Afghanistan and Iraq, he helped craft two constitutions and forged governing coalitions. As U.N. Ambassador, he used his unique personal diplomacy to advance U.S. interests and values.
The Middle East expert came to the Nixon Library to talk his extraordinary career and examine Americas role in the region over the last three decades.