December 2, 2021 at 9:05 am

Ping Institute Faculty Symposium | ISIS: A History, Jan. 27

Fawaz Gerges and book cover

The Professors and Fellows of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities invite colleagues in the humanities to an online faculty symposium on ISIS: A History.

This online seminar is led by Professor Fawaz Gerges from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022.

Gerges is a Professor of International Relations and a Professor in Contemporary Middle East Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of numerous books on the Middle East, including: Making the Arab World: Nasser, Qutb and the Clash That Shaped the Middle East (Princeton University Press, March 2018); Contentious Politics in the Middle East: Popular Resistance and Marginalised Activism beyond the Arab Uprisings (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2015); The New Middle East: Protest and Revolution in the Arab World (Cambridge University Press, January 2014); Obama and the Middle East: The End of America’s Moment? (Palgrave Macmillan, September 2013). Dr. Gerges will attend the seminar to join us in discussing the new edition of his book: ISIS: A History (Princeton, 2021), in which he explores the reasons behind the rise of ISIS and the deeper conditions that continue to fuel it, and in which he discusses how the ongoing Syrian, Iraqi, and Saudi-Iranian conflict could lead to ISIS’s revival.

Prior to the symposium, all attendees will receive a copy of ISIS: A History.

Enrollment is limited to the first 20 faculty members who work in Humanities-oriented departments.

Space is limited. To reserve your place, please reply promptly to no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Jan 7, 2022.

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