World Affairs Forum, the Islamic Awakening

John Entelis Event Type: Adult Programs
Date: 3/31/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 As part of the World Affairs Forum Great Decisions program, John Entelis, Director of Middle East Studies at Fordham University will speak about the Islamic Awakening at Greenwich Library on March 31 at 7 pm. The program will be held in the Library’s Cole Auditorium.

According to Entelis, “The five countries of North Africa, also known as the Maghreb, have many commonalities, including their indigenous cultures, history of colonialism and religious heritage. But they also possess distinctive historical experiences, linguistic variations, subcultural identities and economic resources. Although the region was fully Islamicized long ago, a Berber identity continues to challenge the Arab-dominated character of each country.”

John Entelis is an American academic and political scientist with an expertise in Middle East affairs. He received his BA from Ohio Wesleyan and his MA and PhD from New York University, and is currently the Director of Middle East Studies at Fordham University. His research interests include political risk analysis, comparative politics, and the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. He is the recipient of four Fulbright Awards. Professor Entelis is a media commentator on ABC Network News, CBS Network News, and CNN International. He is the co-editor of The Journal of North African Studies.

Great Decisions, a program of the Foreign Policy Association, is presented by the World Affairs Forum, whose mission is to expand understanding of global affairs and America’s role in the world. This event is co-sponsored by Greenwich Library and is open to all at no charge.
Library: Greenwich Library
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: World Affairs Forum
Contact Number: 203-356-0340