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Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State

Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave
Portland OR 97205

Free to PSU faculty, Staff and Students and WAC Members; $5 General Public


Marc Lynch will discuss the latest developments in Iraq, Syria and the status of the Islamic State and will emphasize the importlance of the international community utilizing diplomacy and pressure thoroughly before engaging in military action. He will lay out a strategy for internationally legitimate and regionally-coordinated assistance to Iraq and Syria.


Dr. Marc Lynch is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his B.A. in political science from Duke University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. He is the author of Voices of the New Arab Public (2006), State Interests and Public Spheres: The International Politics of Jordan's Identity (1999), and writes frequently on Arab media, public diplomacy, Islamist movements, Iraq and Middle East politics for journals such as Foreign Affairs and Middle East Policy, as well as at the widely-read Middle East politics blog Abu Aardvark at Foreign Policy magazine.


The event is sponsored by the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University and World Affairs Council