Speaker to talk about impact of ISIS on minorities in Syria

Ibrahim Zabad
Ibrahim Zabad

Dr. Ibrahim Zabad will speak next week about ISIS and its impact on minorities, particularly in Syria.


Zabad, an assistant professor of political science at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Rice Auditorium in Fisher Hall. His talk, “ISIS and the Fate of Minorities in the Arab Spring” is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow.


Zabad conducts research on the fate of minorities in Middle East revolutions, the social and political consequences of defeats in wars, and political violence. At St. Bonaventure, he teaches Middle Eastern Politics, Political Violence, American Foreign Policy, Model United Nations, International Relations and World Views.


The event is being sponsored by the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, the History and Political Science Program, the International Relations/Model UN Club and the Political Science Club.


For more information, contact Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan, assistant professor of political science at Pitt-Bradford, at hdevries@pitt.edu or 814-362-7586.