President Trump in Syria: Toward a New Foreign Policy?

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President Trump in Syria: Toward a New Foreign Policy?
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President Trump in Syria: Toward a New Foreign Policy?

Professor Nader Hashemi, Director of Center for Middle East Studies at the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

When: Thursday, April 20th at 6:00 pm

Where: Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de Los Marquez

Cost: $15 CIR Members; $20 Non-members & Guests; students and faculty attend for free. 

Given recent events in Syria, including the recent missile strike and evolving policy on Assad/ISIS, President Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East is taking shape. Beyond this, he has issued two Presidential Executive Orders restricting travel to the United States from half a dozen Muslim majority countries. Both have been struck down by the courts leading to a polarizing and acrimonious national debate. What can we make of the beginnings of this new foreign policy to the region?

Join us on Thursday, April 20th at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living to hear Professor Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an Associate Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, share his thoughts and opinions about this ongoing controversy.

Hashemi is the author of Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a Democratic Theory for Muslim Societies (Oxford University Press, 2009), The Syria Dilemma (Boston Review Books, 2013) and his most recent book is Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (Oxford University Press, 2017). He is frequently interviewed by PBS, NPR, CNN, Al Jazeera, Pacifica Radio and the BBC and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), CNN.com among other media outlets.

After obtaining his doctorate from the University of Toronto, Hashemi was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University and then a Visiting Professorship at UCLA. He is currently Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies where, in 2012, he became Director of the Center for Middle East Studies.

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Recent article on Syria by Nader Hashemi:

Obama’s Syria mistake is now Trump’s problem

Recent interviews with Nader Hashemi:

Iran Today: A Conversation with Nader Hashemi

Nader Hashemi interview on Al Jazeera about the future of Syria after Aleppo

Islamophobia in America: The 2016 US Election & The Muslim Question – Nader Hashemi

Nader Hashemi interview on Russia’s use of incendiary weapons in Syria

Understanding the Rise of Islamic State ;Dr. Nader Hashemi