Abdullah Al-Arian, a history professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar, was interviewed for an North Country Public Radio story about the modern dating culture of young Muslims. In the article, he explains how the idea of courtship has been present in Muslim societies for centuries.
Rev. Patrick Desbois speaks at the opening of the traveling “Holocaust By Bullets” exhibit in Milwaukee, WI, documenting sites where Jews were executed by Nazi mobile-killing units in Eastern Europe.
The Atlantic surveyed numerous experts to gain their opinion of what was the most significant environmental catastrophe of all time. Professor John McNeill responded that it was the deliberate rupture of the dikes on China’s Yellow River in 1938.
Professor Daniel Neep was interviewed by The Intercept about the Trump administration’s recent policy shifts and actions in Syria, expressing his concern about the lack of foresight and foreign policy expertise going into these decisions.
Jon Ossoff (SFS’09), a Democrat running for Congress in a traditionally Republican district of Georgia, was featured in a Cosmopolitan story about his candidacy and the unique nature of this election.
As reported in The Jewish Chronicle, Professor Ross Harrison delivered a talk entitled “The Syrian Conflict Today: What it means for the Middle East and beyond,” for the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh just hours after a deadly chemical weapon attack killed at least 70 people and wounded at least 300 in the rebel-held province of Idlib.
In an article in TheVillagesSuntimes, Professor Robert Gallucci, who was with the Clinton administration in 1994 when it considered striking North Korea, noted that the U.S. would have to spend months preparing its allies before taking any military action against North Korea.
The Cipher Brief spoke with counterterrorism expert Professor Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Security Studies Program, about the objectives and larger impacts of the U.S. airstrike targeting ISIS in Afghanistan.
Professor Mehran Kamrava, Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at the School of Foreign Service in Qatar, was interviewed by Bloomberg about former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s decision to enter into next month’s Presidential race in Iran.