Schedule of Lectures & Conversations

Oct 15

Carleton Connects: Professor Hicham Bou Nassif, Political Science


Thursday, October 15th, 2015
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Carleton Connects: Why ISIS? with Professor Hicham Bou Nassif
Hicham Bou Nassif, Assistant Professor of Political Science

This program took place on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Professor Hicham Bou Nassif, Political Science, presents "Why ISIS?"  In this talk, he will discuss the grievances and the opportunities explaining the rise of ISIS.  After the program, jump back in the classroom with us by sharing your own questions and comments.


Professor Bou Nassif completed his PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington. He also holds a Doctorate of International Law from the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon, Law School.  He has taught at Indiana University as well as at the Université Libanaise, Lebanon, Law School and the Université La Sagesse, Lebanon, Department of Political Science. He was a field reporter for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and has worked as an editorial assistant for The American Political Science Association (APSA) Perspectives on Politics. Professor Bou Nassif is a native speaker of Arabic, is fluent in English and French, and reads and writes Farsi. His research interests include civil-military relations; authoritarian regimes; civil wars and ethnic conflicts; and Middle East politics. He has done field work in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon.

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