Five Duke University faculty members will discuss the impact of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, in the U.S. and abroad at a public forum on Wednesday evening.
The forum will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy on Duke’s central campus. Among the issues the panel will examine are the rise of ISIS in the Middle East and how the organization differs from other threats to the U.S. posed by al-Qaida and other extremist groups.
Panelists will include Omid Safi, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center and professor of Asian and Middle Eastern studies; professor David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security; Suzanne Shanahan, co-director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and associate research professor in sociology; and David Siegel, associate professor of political science. Political science professor Abdeslam Maghraoui will moderate.