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Professor Pamela S. Nadell holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University where she chairs the Department of History. In 2007, she received AU’s highest faculty award, the Scholar/Teacher of the Year. In 2010, the American Jewish Historical Society recognized her distinguished service to American Jewish history with its Lee Max Friedman Award.  A member of the founding historians’ team for the National Museum of American Jewish History, she is currently Vice-President for Program for the Association for Jewish Studies.  Her books include Women Who Would Be Rabbis: A History of Women’s Ordination, 1889-1985.

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Cosponsored with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Last September, in announcing military operations against ISIS/ISIL, President Obama referred to Yemen as a US policy success, to the bafflement of many within and outside the country at the time.  The jury was still out on our drone-dependent security/CT operations, the economy was in disarray and the political transition - a relative bright spot - was dimming. Recent events call the September judgment into even more question.  What is really happening, and what does it  mean for the US, the region, and the Yemenis?

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