Northwestern University

Nov
7
Fri 12:00 PM

The ISIS Threat: Myth or Reality

When: Friday, November 7, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Krzysztof Kozubski  

Group: Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Buffett Center Faculty & Fellows Colloquium
The ISIS Threat: Myth or Reality

Nabeel Khoury, Buffett Center Visiting Scholar, is senior fellow of Middle East and national security at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Khoury works on projects and programs that highlight America’s role in the Middle East, as well as the emerging political and cultural changes taking place across the Middle East and North Africa. Most recently, Khoury taught Middle East and US strategy courses at the National Defense University. Khoury was director of the Near East South Asia Office of the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research from 2008 to 2012 and served as deputy chief of mission in Yemen (2004-2007) and deputy director of the Media Outreach Centre in London (2002-2004). In 2003, during the Iraq war, Khoury served as department spokesperson at US Central Command in Doha and in Baghdad. He has served as Consul General in Morocco and was serving in Casablanca when it established its sister city relationship with Chicago. Khoury earned his BA in political science from the American University of Beirut and his MA and PhD in political science from the State University of New York at Albany. Before his foreign service career, Khoury was an assistant professor of political science at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and earlier, an assistant professor of political science at the University of Jordan in Amman. Khoury has published articles on issues of leadership and development in the Arab world in The Middle East Journal, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and The International Journal of Middle East Studies. Follow Nabeel on Twitter @khoury_nabeel.

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