The Future of the Middle East

Monday, March 2, 2020
Tom Boeke, Professor, State College of Florida

Synopsis:  “Major Factors Affecting the Contemporary Middle East.”

Topics Covered: 

1. Resurgence of Islam,  

2. Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism, 

3. Oil,  

4. Arab/Israeli Dispute,  

5. ISIS  

6. Tribalism,

7. The Internet,  

8. Status of Women,  

9. Iran 

This is a large amount to cover within a limited time. It can be done, however. I may add or subtract things depending on changed circumstances in the Middle East and the amount of time you would want me to speak and how much time to allow for conversation. 

Speaker’s Brief Bio: Tom received his B. A. degree in Political Science from Ohio State University and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati. He has an extensive teaching background in international relations and foreign policy. He has held appointments as Academic Dean at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Cabrini College in Philadelphia; and Provost at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. Tom is retired and currently teaches international relations on a part time basis at the State College of Florida.