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Politics & Prose – Fawaz A. Gerges – ISIS: A History

June 12, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Politics & Prose hosts a book discussion with Fawaz A. Gerges – ISIS: A History

Gerges’s new book is a detailed, nuanced profile of ISIS that examines the conditions that fomented the Middle East’s militant Sunni revival—including long dictatorships, poverty, and foreign interventions—and the characteristics specific to this group, from its emergence in Iraq in 2003 to its consolidation of power during the Arab Spring and Syrian unrest to its increasingly brutal and widespread terrorist activities. Gerges is currently a professor of Middle East politics and international relations at the London School of Economics, and has taught at Harvard, Columbia, and Oxford; he’s an internationally recognized expert on matters of Islam and Jihad, and the author of authoritative studies including Journey of the Jihadist, The Far Enemy, and The Rise and Fall of Al Qaeda.

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June 12, 2016
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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