Political Scientist to Discuss Impact of Islamic Political Engagement in Middle EastFebruary 27, 2015

Visiting Scholar Nathan J. Brown, Ph.D., professor of political science at George Washington University, will look at the consequences of Islamic groups engaging in electoral politics throughout the Middle East in his talk, “Do Islamic Parties Have Any Future?” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2, in Mabee Theater inside Sedgwick Hall.

Brown graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago in 1980 and earned his master’s degree and doctorate from Princeton University. He has served on the faculty of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., since 1987, including two stints as an associate dean of the Elliot School of International Affairs. In addition, he has taught at Wesleyan University, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva, Israel, served as a fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., and has been a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace since 2005.

Brown was named a Guggenheim fellow in 2013 and a Carnegie scholar by the Carnegie Corporation of New York in 2009. For the 2009-2010 academic year, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Brown has written more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, nearly 30 book chapters, and dozens of articles in newspapers and magazines. He is the author of nine books.

To register your attendance to this free lecture, call 816-501-4828. Free parking is available in the North Parking Garage at 52nd and Troost Avenue, and in campus lots.  See rockhurst.edu/mabee-map for details.

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