FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
U.S. National Security, Islamism and Globalized Conflicts
 Political Science
The end of the Cold War and the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq marked the height of the uni-polar power of the U.S. However, complex challenges and threats emanating from various contested strategic areas of conflict have cast a shadow over U.S. national security. Scholars and analysts refer to the process of transition from a uni-polar to multi-polar world to contextualize and understand the nature of these challenges and threats to U.S. national security. Significantly, Arab revolutions, the rise of Islamism, radical Islam and Iran’s nuclear program advances have underscored the complex and nuanced dynamics of these interconnected issues. This series will attempt to analyze a number of conflicting security issues within the context of their local and international dimensions, with the aim of challenging certain misconceptions affecting U.S. domestic and foreign policy.

Four Lectures
  1. Qatar: The Out-sized Regional Player?
  2. Islam and Islamism in Russia
  3. Salafi-Jihadi in Nigeria: The Boko Haram
  4. The Untold Rebellions in the Arab Gulf
  5. Islam and Islamism in the United States
  6. Israel, United States, Syria and Iran: The Coming Confrontation?
  7. Islam and Islamism in Malay Peninsula
  8. United States, Al-Qaeda and Arab Revolutions: A reassessment
Course # W8M3 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Mondays — Jan. 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10; NO CLASS ON JAN. 20
  Time:11:15 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$68 / member; $98 / non-member