Madison Committee on Foreign Relations Tue, Dec 10, 2019 — 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Conflict & Crisis in the Middle East: Religious and Non-Religious Underpinnings 

Refreshments at 5:30 PM and Program at 7 PM

Dr. Peter Mandaville, is Professor of Government and Politics in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.  He will help us explore the contemporary nature of Islam (Sunni, Shia, Ismaili), cultural factors, and the relationship between Islam and governing concepts.  His previous government experience includes helping to shape the U.S. response to the Arab Spring as a member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff.  He will share what he has learned from his wide range of experience in Muslin settings including Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and West Africa to help us understand the structural and historic basis for prominent events in the news in the Middle East.  

Reservations are required and fee is $30 at the door: info@mcfr.info.