Middle East expert, author and columnist Dr. Daniel Pipes will speak on “The Bush Administration and the Middle East: an Assessment” at Cleveland State University on Tuesday, February 5 at 7 p.m. His address, followed by a question and answer session, will take place in Waetjen Auditorium in the Music and Communication Building, located at 2001 Euclid Ave.
The lecture is free and open to the public and is organized by Cleveland State’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Due to security precautions, everyone will be asked to pass through a metal detector before entering the auditorium. Guests may place metallic items in baskets on a table; purses, briefcases and bags will be screened by eye. In addition, no backpacks, placards or banners will be allowed in the auditorium.
Renowned for his analysis of Middle East and Islamic issues, including terrorism, Pipes is a historian and prize-winning columnist now writing for the New York Times Syndicate. He is the director of the Middle East Forum and a former member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace.
The Wall Street Journal calls Pipes “an authoritative commentator on the Middle East” and CBS Sunday Morning says he was "years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam."
Pipes began writing his column, which focuses on the Middle East, Islam and U.S. foreign policy, in early 2000. From 2001-03 it appeared in the New York Post and then in The New York Sun. The column is also published regularly in such newspapers as the Philadelphia Bulletin, Israel's Jerusalem Post, Spain's La Razón, Italy's L'Opinione, Canada's National Post and the Australian. It appears on many websites, including FrontPageMag.com and Townhall.com. He is frequently invited to discuss the Middle East on American network television as well as by universities and think tanks, and has appeared on the BBC and Al Jazeera.
Pipes is publisher of the Middle East Quarterly. He has written 12 books and his website, www.DanielPipes.org , is among the most accessed sources of specialized information on the Middle East and Islam. Two presidents have appointed him to government positions. He earned a B.A. in history and a Ph.D. in medieval Islamic history from Harvard University.
For more information, please call Cleveland State’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at 216.687.3660. (Media: to request an interview, please call the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs at 216.687.2290.)
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