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Samar Ali BS’03, JD’06: ‘From Syrian Civil War to Syrian Proxy War’

Tuesday, March 14, 2017,

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  • Location: Wilson Hall 103

The College of Arts and Science will host Samar Ali BS’03, JD’06 as she discusses: ‘From Syrian Civil War to Syrian Proxy War’

When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Where: David K. Wilson Hall Room 103

Samar Ali is an expert on the intersection of national security and international economic development. Samar's career has taken her across the globe through her work at the White House, the South African Supreme Court, the state of Tennessee and as an attorney. At Bass Berry & Sims, Ali focuses on cross-border investments, transactions, immigration and compliance.

During her time at, and after graduating from law school, Samar served as a law clerk to the Honorable Gilbert S. Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Edwin Cameron, now of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. While an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, Samar was elected the school's first Arab-American Student Body President.