Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

ISIS and the Challenge to Leadership in the Middle East

  • Monday, October 27, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • University Club, 803 State St Madison, WI


Registration is closed
ISIS presents only the latest challenge to both Western and Middle Eastern governments whose absence of leadership have contributed to this crisis for well over a decade.

The talk will address what states offer leadership potential for the future of the Middle East and why.

Graham Fuller

Graham E. Fuller is an American author and political analyst, specializing in Islamic extremism. Formerly vice-chair of the National Intelligence Council, he also served as Station Chief in Kabul for the CIA.  A "think piece" that Fuller wrote for the CIA was identified as instrumental in leading to the Iran-Contra affair.

After a career in the Unites States State Department and CIA lasting 27 years he joined Rand Corporation as senior political scientist specializing in the Middle East.  As of 2006, he was affiliated with the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, as an adjunct professor of history.  He is the author of a number of books, including The Future of Political Islam and Turkey and the Arab Spring: Leadership In the Middle East.

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