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MENA Monday. "The Ten Wars in Syria and the Traumas of the Modern Middle East"

When: Monday, September 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

Where: University Hall, Hagstrum Room 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Alexandra Sobel Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Co-Sponsor: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This talk explores the ten different local, regional, and global conflicts that have come together to make Syria the greatest proxy war of the modern era, and suggests why it is so difficult to resolve. How has Syria replaced Afghanistan-Pakistan as the center of the so-called "global jihad", and why have jihadi militant groups proven so popular and effective in Syria?

About the Speaker: Rami G. Khouri is an internationally syndicated political columnist and book author. He was the founding director, and is now a senior fellow, at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, where he is also an adjunct professor of journalism. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Kennedy School of Harvard University. He has BA and MSc degrees respectively in political science and mass communications from Syracuse University and is a member of the Joint Advisory Board of Northwestern University in Qatar.

Lunch provided.

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