USF World - Calendar Event Details
Title: Conference: "Extremism in the Greater Middle East and its Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy"
Date: Thu. Jan 15, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

The phenomenal rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS, has created a profound national security threat to the United States. However, ISIS is only one aspect of a much broader and important phenomenon in the Islamic world, namely extremism.

The purpose of this two day conference is to examine the causes for, and manifestations of, extremism in the Greater Middle East and their implications for American foreign policy.

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Confirmed Speakers:

Admiral Mark Fox, Deputy Commander, U.S. CENTCOM

Ambassador Husain Haqqani, former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S.

Ambassador Gary A. Grappo, former U.S. Ambassador to Oman

Ambassador Christopher Hill, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, currently Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver

Dr. Paul Salem, Vice President for policy and research at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ebtesam Al-Ketbi, Chairwoman at the Emirates Policy Center, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Randa Slim, Director of the Track II Dialogues initiative at the Middle East Institute and an adjunct research fellow at the New America Foundation

Ms. Kate Seelye, Senior Vice President of the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C.

SEATING IS LIMITED - Please RSVP to Beth Beall at 813-974-5481 or


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Co-Sponsored by: USF World, USF College of Business, USF Student Government                     

Location: Patel Center for Global Solutions Auditorium
Contact: Beth Beall
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 813-974-5481
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