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CSS Guest Lecture: “Tackling ISIS and the Dabiq”

C.J. Davidson Conference Center, Houston Harte University Center
ASU’s Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Security Studies will host a special guest lecture and panel discussion on ISIS (Islamic State) and its propaganda efforts on Monday, Nov. 20, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive. 

Titled “Tackling ISIS and the Dabiq,” the presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is open free to the public. Featured speakers will be Dr. Anthony Celso, ASU professor of security studies, and Dr. Yahya Michot, professor of Islamic thought and Christian-Muslim relations at the Hartford Seminary theological college in Connecticut. 

Celso will speak about the security aspects of identifying and tackling ISIS propaganda tools, such as the Dabiq magazine. Michot will speak about the flaws of the ISIS ideology. Following their individual presentations, Celso and Michot will engage in a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with the audience. 

ISIS, also known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or just Islamic State, started as an al-Qaeda splinter group with the aim of creating an Islamic state called a caliphate across Iraq, Syria and beyond. It has claimed responsibility for dozens of public executions and terrorist attacks across the Middle East and Europe since its formation in 2006.

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