Middle East Politics Scholar and Nonviolence Advocate to Speak at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY — An international relations scholar specializing in the Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy and strategic nonviolent action will speak at Ithaca College on Wednesday, April 16. Stephen Zunes will present “Middle East Democracy Uprisings: Victories and Setbacks” at 7 p.m. in Textor 102. His talk is free and open to the public.

Recognized as one the country’s leading analysts of U.S. Middle East policy, Zunes is a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, where he serves as coordinator of the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He makes frequent visits to conflict regions, meeting with top government officials, academics, journalists and opposition leaders.

Zunes serves as a senior policy analyst for the Foreign Policy in Focus project of the Institute for Policy Studies, an associate editor of Peace Review, a contributing editor of Tikkun and cochair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He is the author of “Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism” and has written scores of articles for both mainstream and independent media outlets.

He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and served on the politics faculty of Ithaca College in the 1990s.

Zunes’s talk is sponsored by the Park Center for Independent Media and the Department of Politics. For more information contact Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center, at mstephens@ithaca.edu or 607-274-3829.

Stephen Zunes will present “Middle East Democracy Uprisings: Victories and Setbacks” a free and open to the public lecture.