Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

"Conflict, Sectarianism, and ISIS in Iraq and Syria: Causes and Prospects" Panel Discussion

Saturday, April 16, 2016 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), 1201


Bassam Haddad (George Mason University)

“The Rise, Expansion, and Limits of the ISIS Phenomenon in Iraq and Syria”

Mouin Rabbani (Arab Studies Institute)

“Understanding the ISIS Phenomenon: A Research and Policy Agenda”

Fanar Haddad (National University of Singapore)

“The Impact of ISIS on Sectarian Relations and Nationalism in Iraq”

Christopher Anzalone (McGill University)

“In the Shadow of the Islamic State: Social Mobilization, Competition, and Sectarianism as Dialogic Framing in the Midst of War”

Ali Sada (Innovative Communication and Strategies)

“The Roots of ISIS Media Narratives”

Nir Rosen (Humanitarian Dialogue Center)

“A Look at the New Age of Sectarianism in Iraq and Syria, 2013-2016”


This public panel is held as part of the two-day conference on "Sectarianism, Identity, and Conflict in Islamic Contexts: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives", sponsored by the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and the Arab Studies Institute.

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