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HomeGrown Lecture: Shadi Hamid

The State of Political Islam Today

A 2001 graduate of Radnor High School, Shadi Hamid is HomeGrown in every sense. After graduating Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, Shadi went on to earn his doctorate in political science from Oxford University. Dr. Hamid is the author of Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East. Foreign Affairs named the book among the "Best International Relations books of 2014" and the book was considered by Foreign Policy Association one of the "Ten Most Important Books of the Year". Shadi served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014. Brookings is consistently ranked as the most influential, most quoted and most trusted think tank. Dr. Hamid has also served as a program specialist on public diplomacy at the U.S. State Department and a legislative fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and many other publications. Extremely relevant to our time, Shadi's lecture expertise includes democratization in the Middle East, Islamist Movements, Muslim Brotherhood, and U.S. policy toward political Islam.

Date & Time

March 3, 2016

7:00PM - 8:00PM

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$20 advance, $25 at door

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