Carleton Connects: Professor Hicham Bou Nassif, Political Science

15 October 2015

This program took place on Thursday, October 15, 2015

Professor Hicham Bou Nassif, Political Science, presents “Why ISIS?”  In this talk, he will discuss the grievances and the opportunities explaining the rise of ISIS.  After the program, jump back in the classroom with us by sharing your own questions and comments.


Professor Bou Nassif completed his PhD at Indiana University, Bloomington. He also holds a Doctorate of International Law from the Universit√© Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Lebanon, Law School.  He has taught at Indiana University as well as at the Universit√© Libanaise, Lebanon, Law School and the Universit√© La Sagesse, Lebanon, Department of Political Science. He was a field reporter for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC) and has worked as an editorial assistant for The American Political Science Association (APSA) Perspectives on Politics. Professor Bou Nassif is a native speaker of Arabic, is fluent in English and French, and reads and writes Farsi. His research interests include civil-military relations; authoritarian regimes; civil wars and ethnic conflicts; and Middle East politics. He has done field work in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon.

Carleton Connects: Why ISIS? with Professor Hicham Bou Nassif