An International Scholar Discusses the Middle East in Upcoming Lecture

Jan 9, 2018

Dr. Lisa Anderson
Credit Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

The FGCU College of Arts and Sciences kicks off its Seidler Family Lecture Series with a visit from Dr. Lisa Anderson. She is the James T. Shotwell Professor Emeritas of International Relations at Columbia University and serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her resume includes serving as Dean of the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs and President of the American University in Cairo.

Her speaking engagement is entitled “The State and its Competitors in the Arab World.”  She will look at the role government plays in Arab cultures where other factions like family, tribe, and religion constantly compete for loyalty while fulfilling day-to-day needs.