Challenges Facing the Middle East, North Africa, & Central Asia

OSH 182 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 102
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Rivera

Course Description

This course focuses on the effect of the Arab Spring and the fight against the Islamic State on various countries of the MENACA region. The course discusses the impact that these events had in the current affairs of these countries and what measures these countries have taken to face these challenges. Also, for the first time, the course will study countries such as Afghanistan and Pakistan, which are crucial to understand the fight against violent and radical Islam. We will discuss the role and impact of the international community in the fight against radical Islam, and other crucial problems facing this region. 

Dr. Daniel Rivera is an accomplished multilingual professor and translator of Arabic/English/Spanish, has 13 years of academic teaching experience. He is an expert on international relations and Middle Eastern history and politics. He is a political analyst for America TeVe (Ch 41 and Radio Miami). He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Miami. He holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies and a M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy.

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