March 23, 2016, 7:00pm
How Much of the Middle East is a Terrorist Problem?
Participants: Dr. Ian Lustick, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Civic Hall, the Connector Building, Blackwood Campus, Blackwood, NJ 08012

Ian Lustick, Professor, Bess W. Heyman Chair, Department of Political Science University of Pennsylvania, will explore how the media's disproportionate focus on terrorism in the region leads us astray from vital understanding of the region.  Specific questions will be considered about the important long-run consequences of the War on Terror. He will also try to answer the questions: What international relations theory has to say about Iran, Hezbollah, and nuclear weapons?  Is ISIS an Islamic Movement or is it a cross between the mafia and the Gestapo?

How Much of the Middle East is a Terrorist Problem?” is a part of a lecture series called Iran, The Middle East and ISIS, that addresses the continuing crisis in the Middle East by explaining its historical origins and examining regional attitudes of the United States, as well as focusing on the challenges posed by Iran and the terrorist group ISIS. Visiting scholars will evaluate potential threats to America and the world along with considering prospects for the future. Because of the rapidly changing conditions in the Middle East the lecture topics are subject to change.

All Six lectures are free and open to the public and will be on the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College. For more information on the lecture series click here.

The event was organized in partnership with the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility (CCLR) at Camden County College. CCLR focuses on the needs and interests of educators and the community at large. Its goal is to create an informed citizenry through exploration of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and issues critical to a democratic society. Citizens have the opportunity to meet scholars, scientists, government officials and business leaders to explore historical and current issues and discuss societal problems and their solutions. Learn more about CCLR here.

This event is sponsored by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania.