John R. Allen, former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, will deliver a public lecture, “The New 100 Years War? Causes of Regional Instability and the Rise of the Islamic State,” on Wed., April 5.
U.S. Marine Corps four-star general (ret.) to discuss the causes of regional instability and the rise of the Islamic State
John R. Allen, former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan and a retired four-star U.S. Marine Corps general, will deliver a public lecture, “The New 100 Years War? Causes of Regional Instability and the Rise of the Islamic State,” on Wed., April 5, 5:30 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East/enter at 31 Washington Place).
In his presentation, Allen will discuss the factors that have contributed to the rise of ISIS and offer his insights on how the international community can successfully counter the threats posed by violent extremist organizations.
Allen is a senior fellow and co-director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at the Brookings Institution. Immediately following retirement from the Marine Corps, Allen was the senior advisor to the U.S. secretary of defense on Middle East Security, leading the security dialogue with Israel and the Palestinian Authority within the Middle East peace process. In addition, he previously served as special presidential envoy to the global coalition to counter ISIS.
The event, an NYU College of Arts and Science Jurow Lecture, is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 212.998.8100 for more information. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).
The Irving H. Jurow Lecture is the premier endowed annual event at NYU’s College of Arts and Science (CAS). It honors the memory of one of New York University’s most distinguished and most generous alumni, Irving H. Jurow, and brings to the university community, under the auspices of the College, leading intellectual and cultural figures. For more on CAS, go to: cas.nyu.edu.