Humanitarian and Geo-Strategic Challenge
Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Professor of Current Affairs, 2005-2008
Recipient of the LLS 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award
EVENT DESCRIPTION: The civil war in Syria poses a series of challenges to American foreign-policy makers. The arrival of the Arab Spring in Syria raises the spectre of a humanitarian catastrophe, the disintegration of Syria, the spread of the conflict to neighboring states and the potential rise of an Islamic government are among the possible outcomes of the struggle. What are U.S. interests in Syria? How does the war in Syria threaten Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Israel? What options are at our disposal? In this special, one-time lecture, Professor Morton will analyze the Syrian civil war and efforts to resolve it. Implications for American foreign policy makers will be considered.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jeffrey S. Morton received his Master's degree from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina. He is Professor of International Law in the Department of Political Science and is the author of three books and numerous journal articles. Professor Morton is the recipient of the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal, an award previously received by U.S. Secretaries of State, Defense and one U.S. President. Dr. Morton has been honored as the FAU Researcher of the Year, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and is Director of the FAU Diplomacy Program.
||7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
||Thursday, December 19, 2013
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
||Member advance registration - $25 per event
$60 for any combination of three events
$100 for any combination of six events
Door price member/non-member - $30