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(Webinar) America and the Middle East: Allies and Authoritarians

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CourseGraphic Focusing on the current U.S. standoff with Iran, Professor William Reno will join us to explore the consequences of the U.S. shift from a Cold War era strategy in the Middle East, one that was based upon regional balancing and did not involve long-term stationing of US troops. The shift after the Cold War to permanent stationing of troops and democracy promotion has entangled the U.S. in domestic and regional politics in unanticipated ways. President Trump's foreign policy rhetoric seems to signal a return to the status-quo ante, yet policy has not followed rhetoric. Is there a distinct Trump policy with regard to U.S. engagement in the Middle East, and if so, to what extent does it break with the legacies of the past?

This event is free and open to all current OLLI members. Registration is required. A Zoom link will be forwarded to all registrants prior to the lecture. 

Event Sponsored by the Evanston Academic Enrichment Committee

William Reno is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University.  His research focuses on political violence and international security, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.  He is the author of Warlord Politics and African States (1999) and Warfare in Independent Africa (2011), and he has published widely in academic and policy journals.  

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Randall Smith2.James Roselle3.Kirsty Montgomery 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/2/2020 - 4/2/2020 Weekly - Thu 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Kirsty Montgomery  ; James Roselle  ; Randall Smith