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SCWA Board Member Dr. Olavi Arens
An abstract presented by SCWA Board Member Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar
Since the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States and the West have configured a new threat to Western Civilization. Instead of the Commies are coming, it is “the Muslims are coming.” Islam is a violent religion that became a cliché used by most Western analysts, media outlets, corporations, and governmental policymakers; Muslim mosques in the USA are perceived as terrorist enterprises. Yet few non-Muslim Americans could give an accurate explanation of what Islam is. Dr. Mukhtar’s talk on the “Many Faces of Islam” is an attempt to clarify the clouded thinking of Americans about Islam, its culture, and its adherents.
What is the future direction for Eastern & Central Europe in three scenarios?Learn more about the interconnected history of Eastern & Central Europe countries between two world wars and the Cold War, the region’s turn to liberalism and NATO in 1989 – 1999, NATO’s expansion and the War on Terror from 1999 to 2014, a resurgent Russia, and President Trump and Nationalistic Populism.
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SCWA 2020-2021 Season
2020 FALL PROGRAMS
Thursday, September 10, 2020 – Dr. Alasdair R. Young, Professor and Neal Family Chair in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Topic: “Breaking up is hard to do: Brexit and European integration”
Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Dr. Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor, Georgetown University and Deputy Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council.
Topic: “The Return of Great Power Rivalry”
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – Dr. Gunter Jikeli, Indiana University Erna B. Rosenfeld Professor in Jewish Studies, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Germanic Studies.
Topic: “Contemporary anti-Semitism in Europe”
Thursday, December 3, 2020 – Dr. Robert H. Latiff, U.S. Air Force Major General (retired) and professor at Notre Dame and George Mason universities focusing on technology and ethics.
Topic: “Preparing for the New Global Battlefield”