Social Sciences Forum: The Middle East in Flames (3/25)

Daniel BymanSocial Sciences Forum
Wednesday, March 25 | 4:30 p.m.
Daniel Byman, Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and Professor in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University
University Center 312

The Middle East has gone from bad to worse. Four countries are in full-fledged civil wars, and the contagion might spread. Professor Byman will speak on perennial problems like the Israeli-Palestinian dispute and the Iranian nuclear program as well as the range of new crises engulfing the region.

Daniel L. Byman is a Senior Fellow and Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He served as a Professional Staff Member with the 9/11 Commission and worked as an analyst on the Middle East for the U.S. government. Dr. Byman has written extensively on topics related to terrorism, international security, civil and ethnic conflict. His most recent volume, “A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism,” appeared in 2011 (Oxford). Professor Byman has a concurrent appointment in the Security Studies Program in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Government at Georgetown University.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Judaic Studies and Global Studies.