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Past, Present & Future of ISIS

November 30, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Past, Present & Future of ISIS

November 30, 2016

Based in Syria & Iraq, the group that calls itself the Islamic State has shocked the world with its violence, modern recruitment techniques, and growth across the Middle East.

– Who is ISIS and where did it come from?
– What are its goals? How does ISIS relate to Islam?
– What is it like to live in the Middle East right now?
– IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, Islamic State… what do we call it?
– How has the United States been dealing with this group, and what does the future hold?

Get your questions answered about this difficult subject from a seasoned researcher and speaker on terrorism and Middle East politics, Prof. Peter Krause.  Our speaker will give a 40-minute overview of the subject, followed by extensive Q&A and discussion. Hang out after the event for drinks and snacks at the post-event mixer.


Prof. Peter KrausPeter Krause is an assistant professor of political science at Boston College and a Research Affiliate with the MIT Security Studies Program. His research and writing focuses on Middle East politics, political violence, and national movements. He has two forthcoming books: Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win, and a co-edited volume entitled The Power to Hurt: Coercion in Theory and Practice. He has previously published articles on the threat of terrorism, the effectiveness of national movements and political violence, U.S. intervention in the Syrian civil war, and the war of ideas in the Middle East. Krause has conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the Middle East over the past decade, and he regularly offers his analysis with national and local media. He has a PhD in political science from MIT and a BA in political science and history from Williams College. Read more.

Event image credit: NBC News


November 30, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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