Lunch with Jon Finer, Senior Advisor to the Middle East in the Office of the Vice President
Yale-in-Washington is thrilled to present:
Lunch with Jon Finer, Senior Advisor to the Middle East in the Office of the Vice President, former Fellow in the White House Office of the Chief of Staff and former foreign correspondent for the Washington Post.
When: Wednesday June 20 at 12:30 PM
Where: Founding Farmers
Jonathan Finer currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Middle East in the Office of the Vice President. Finer was a 2009-2010 White House Fellow. The White House Fellows Program was created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson to give promising American leaders "first hand, high-level experience with the workings of the Federal government, and to increase their sense of participation in national affairs." The Fellows also take part in an education program designed to broaden their knowledge of leadership, policy formulation, military operations, and current affairs.
Finer was a correspondent for The Washington Post. He has reported on conflicts in Iraq, Gaza, Georgia/Russia and Israel/Lebanon. He spent more than 18 months based in Baghdad, and was embedded with the U.S. Marines during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He also covered the 2004 U.S. presidential campaign. Prior to the Post, Jon spent a year reporting and editing for the Far Eastern Economic Review, a Hong Kong news magazine, as a Henry Luce Foundation Scholar. He received the 2002 Young Journalist Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia. While on leave from the Post, Jon earned his J.D. in 2009 from Yale Law School, where he founded the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project, an organization that advocates on behalf of civilians who fled the war. A Rhodes Scholar, he earned an M.Phil in International Relations from Oxford in 2001 and an undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1999. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Truman Security Fellow. Jon was raised in Norwich, Vermont, where his parents still live, and has three younger siblings.
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