The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria: An Overview and Assessment of Its Evolution

The Matthew Ridgway Center will host guest lecturer Colin Clarke (PhD '12) at 12:15 p.m., Wed., Nov. 5 in Posvar Hall, room 3911. Clarke will provide an overview of ISIS's evolution, detailing its history as Al Qaeda in Iraq until present day. Topics will include an analysis of the group's finances, ideology, strategy and tactics. RSVP to: beb38@pitt.edu by Oct. 31st.

Colin P. Clarke, PhD, is an associate political scientist at RAND, adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and an affiliated scholar at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. His published works include Paths to Victory: Lessons from Modern Insurgencies and From Stalemate to Settlement: Lessons for Afghanistan from Historical Insurgencies that Have Been Resolved Through Negotiations.  He is currently in the process of completing Terrorism, Inc.: The Financing of Terrorism, Insurgency and Irregular Warfare, to be published by Praeger Security International in the summer of 2015.  He received his doctorate in international security policy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
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