FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Mark Tomass, Ph.D.


Mark Tomass, Ph.D., Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University and a native of Syria. His research work focused on monetary crises, civil conflict in the Middle East, and organized crime. This lecture draws from his research work at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and publications on Religious Identity, Informal Institutions, and the Nation States of the Near East, Game Theory Models with Instrumentally Irrational Players: A Case Study of Civil War and Sectarian Cleansing, and his book in progress that employs economic concepts to highlight the role of political entrepreneurs in the formation of the religious map of the Middle East and the civil conflicts they generated. Professor Tomass obtained his doctoral degree in monetary economics in 1991 at Northeastern University.

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