The Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies, in cooperation with Council for British Research in the Levant, cordially invites you to attend a public lecture entitled “The birth and unlikely death of the Islamic State in Iraq’”, by Dr. Toby Dodge, a Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Director of LSE’s Middle East Centre.
The lecture will examine the birth and reasons for the growth of the Islamic State (ISIS). The organisation was formed in Iraq in 2006 and reached the peak of its power after the US withdrew from Iraq, seizing the country’s second largest city, Mosul, in June 2014. The military campaign against the Islamic State has succeeded in dramatically reducing the territory it holds in both Iraq and Syria. If the problems faced by the Islamic State are not sorted out then a new equally radical and violent organisation may well take the Islamic State’s place.
Day: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 2-3:30 PM
Place: Room 104, Said Khoury Building for Development Studies.