Has ISIS already won? The future of minorities in the Middle East
The Islamic State has been waging a bloody campaign for conformity in the Middle East. Its genocidal violence against minority communities has driven historic communities of Yezidis and Christians, along with dissenting Muslims, from their homes and into exile.
Though coalition forces have encircled ISIS and may soon defeat it in the field, the radical movement has brought irreversible changes to the region. ISIS has all but exterminated minority communities in northern Iraq and Syria, accelerating an ongoing process of decline. In so doing, has ISIS already won? Can there be a future for minority populations in a post-ISIS Middle East?
Dr. Paul Rowe, a professor and coordinator of political and international studies at Trinity Western University, will discuss these questions.
This event is part of The Leaders’ Series, a set of free community lectures designed to build and serve the local community and facilitate the exchange of ideas. These events at TWU Richmond will be a gathering place for thought leaders and community members to discuss issues of the day in business, leadership, feminism, education, politics, and much more.
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