The International Studies program at St. Bonaventure University will host the discussion "The Genesis of ISIS and American Policy Choices: Avoiding Blowback?" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the auditorium of the William F. Walsh Science Center.
Dr. Mary Rose Kubal, associate professor of political science at the university, will give a brief introduction addressing the concept of "blowback" in U.S. foreign policy and putting this issue in recent historical context.
St. Bonaventure's Dr. Ibrahim Zabad, assistant professor of political science, will give the keynote talk on the emergence of ISIS and U.S. policy options in dealing with this group.
There will be a question and answer period following the talk.
The program is sponsored by the International Studies program and is a Clare Forum and Freshman Passport event.
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