January 20, 2022 at 10:06 am

Ping Institute hosts faculty symposium on ‘ISIS: A History’ on Jan. 27

Fawaz Gerges and book cover

From Ohio University News

The professors and fellows of the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities invite colleagues in the humanities at Ohio University to an online faculty symposium on “ISIS: A History” from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 27.

They symposium features Dr. Fawaz A. Gerges, professor of international relations and 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,” said Director of the Ping Institute Fred Drogula, Ph.D., the Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics & Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences

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