Speaker: Eric Lynn, Center for a New American Security.
" Domes, Slings, and Arrows: An Inside look at the US-Israel Defense Relationship.
ERIC LYNN served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and as Special Advisor on
the Middle East in the Policy Office of the Secretary of Defense. He advised three U.S. Secretaries
of Defense (Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel) at the Pentagon, as well as the
Undersecretaries for Policy, focusing on National Security and a range of Middle East issues. Eric
served as the Secretary’s lead on the Iron Dome counter rocket system since its inception in 2009.
He was the Secretary of Defense's representative to the State Department's Israeli-Palestinian
negotiations team. Eric served as Middle East Policy Advisor to President Barack Obama in 2007-
2008 advising on national security, Middle East policy and coordinated outreach to the Jewish
community nation-wide. He served on senior policy staff in Congress, as a top advisor on foreign
policy and defense
Eric studied International Relations, History and Business at Northwestern University, studied at
the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and holds a law degree from Georgetown University. A St.
Petersburg, Florida native, he and his wife, Tracy, have three young children.
Brunch at 10:00 a.m.
Speaker at 10:45 a.m.