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The 2017 Arthur N. Rupe Great Debate

Is ISIS an Existential Threat to the United States?
Participants: Monica Duffy Toft and Marc Gopin
Moderator: Mark Juergensmeyer
(2016/2017 Lectures)

Thu, May 18
7:30 PM

Experts on international relations, conflict and religion will engage in an informed debate about the extent and nature of the threat ISIS poses and how the U.S. should respond. Monica Duffy Toft is Director of the Center for Strategic Studies at Tufts University. Her recent books include Political Demography and Rethinking Religion and World Affairs. Marc Gopin is the Director of the Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. His publications include Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking and Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East. Mark Juergensmeyer is a Professor of Sociology and Global Studies at UCSB. He is the author of several books including Terror in the Mind of God: The Global Rise of Religious Violence.


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