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November 11, 2005
TO: Calendar editors, producers, reporters
FROM: Amy Cowles | 443-287-9960 | amycowles@jhu.edu
RE: Lecture on the roots of terrorism
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Levering Union, Glass Pavilion
The Johns Hopkins University
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218

MSNBC terrorism analyst Walid Phares will discuss the roots of terrorism at this lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Phares is a professor of law and political science who has taught at Saint Joseph University, Florida International University, the University of Miami, Florida Atlantic University and the Lebanese University in Beirut. He has written seven books on the Middle East and published hundreds of articles in newspapers and scholarly publications on the region. In addition to his work with MSNBC, Phares is currently a senior fellow with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies serving as an expert on terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism and Jihad movements. A full bio is online at www.defenddemocracy.org/biographies/biographies_show.htm? doc_id=154799.

The event is sponsored by The Foreign Affairs Symposium, a Homewood campus undergraduate group which hosts speakers to educate the Johns Hopkins University community on international issues of social, political, and economic importance; and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. Free pizza will be provided for all who attend. For information, contact Marc Goldwein at (610) 574-8004 or marc@goldwein.net.

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