Five Duke University faculty members will convene a public forum to examine the impact of ISIS at home and abroad at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20.The event, in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy, is free and open to the public and media. In their assessment of the impact of ISIS, the panelists will examine some of the following questions:
- How can we understand the rise of ISIS in the context of the modern Middle East?
- How has ISIS exacerbated the plight of refugees fleeing their homes in the Middle East?
- What threat does ISIS pose to civilian populations in the United States and abroad?
- How has the threat of ISIS influenced U.S. presidential and congressional politics?
- How does ISIS differ from other threats to the United States posed by al-Qaeda and domestic extremist groups?
- What has been the response of Muslim communities in the West to ISIS?
Panelists include Omid Safi, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and professor of Asian & Middle Eastern studies; David Schanzer, associate professor of the practice, public policy, and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security; Suzanne Shanahan, co-director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and associate research professor in sociology; and David Siegel, associate professor of political science. Abdeslam Maghraoui, associate professor of the practice, political science, will moderate. Paid parking is available at the Science Drive lot near the Sanford School. The event is being hosted by the Duke Middle East Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Duke University election site Campaign Stop 2016, http://dukecampaignstop2016.org/. ###