October 13, 2016
The event will be at 6:30 pm on Thurs., Oct. 13 in the Flohr Lecture Hall.
Shawnee State University welcomes Wa’el Al Zayat as the first speaker for the 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 13 in the Flohr Lecture Hall in the Clark Memorial Library.
Al Zayat will be presenting his lecture titled, “Age of Revolution: from the U.S. Invasion of Iraq to the Syrian Uprising.”
Al Zayat is a senior policy advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power where his focus concerns national security, non-proliferation and humanitarian issues concerning Iraq, Syria, and the broader Middle East. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown School of Foreign Service where he teaches a course on Iraq and Syria from the 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq to the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Al Zayat was born and raised in Damascus, Syria and received a Master’s degree of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his BA in Political Science and Middle Eastern History from the University of California at Berkeley.
“We are extremely fortunate to have Wa’el Al Zayat as one of our speakers for this year’s Distinguished Lecture Series because of his background and vast experience,” said Dr. Amr Al-Azm, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology at SSU.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the SSU Development Foundation.