Program: ISIS and the Crisis in the Middle-East
Speaker: Dr. Farouk Al-Nasser
With the departure of US troops from Iraq, we have seen the predictable rise of instability, sectarian violence, and civil war. The Middle East is a complicated place with no simple answers. Dr. Al-Nasser will present a brief history of the region and provide insight into why it is so volatile. He will review the situation created by our 2003 Iraq invasion and discuss our options for involvement today.
About the Speaker:
Farouk Al-Nasser is Vice President of the Poway Democratic Club, past President and current board member of the San Diego World Affairs Council, and a member of the Academic committee at the Continuing Education Center. After 42 years professional career in the High Technology Industry, Dr. Al-Nasser retired in 2006. Since then he made more than 130 presentations to non-profit organizations, NGO, social clubs and local universities on topics such as: current events and the history of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; The Geopolitics of Oil; Statecraft and the Challenges facing the U.S. administration; The future of Power.
Meetings are free and open to the public. While you are not required to purchase dinner, we do encourage you to take advantage of the Mainstream B & G's menu of good food and full bar. Donations and/or participation in the raffle are appreciated to help cover costs.
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