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Tuesday, Oct. 19, talk looks at rise of Iran and the modern Middle East

Posted October 4, 2010

POWELL, Wyo. - Sean Anderson, a professor in political science at Idaho State University, will talk about “The Rise of Iran and the Modern Middle East—Implications for the U.S. and the World” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Rendezvous Lounge of the DeWitt Student Center at Northwest College.

A regular consultant to the media and government officials on the Middle East, terrorism and international security, Anderson will discuss a variety of political and national security issues, including the nuclear weapons crisis in Iran, the emergence of al-Qaeda and other terrorism groups and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism.

His appearance in Powell is sponsored by the international studies programs at Northwest College and the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

Anderson’s lecture is part of a state-wide International Studies Scholar Lecture funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant distributed to Wyoming’s university and seven community colleges.

Admission is free to Anderson’s lecture, which is open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterward.