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International Security Expert to Speak Tomorrow in Reading

International Security Expert to Speak Tomorrow in Reading

Wyomissing, PA — The Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks announces a free public event featuring Dr. Paul Staniland.  The event will take place on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks, 1100 Berkshire Boulevard, Suite 125 Wyomissing, PA 19610. Staniland will be discussing conflicts in the Middle East and South Asia and his visit is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Reading/Berks.

Paul Staniland is an Associate Professor of Political Science and faculty chair of the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago, where he co-directs the Program on International Security Policy and Program on Political Violence. His research interests include civil war, international security, and ethnic politics, primarily in South Asia. His current book project and related articles examine organizational cohesion and fragmentation in insurgent groups. He is the author of Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse, which has won several awards and he has published widely in academic and policy journals.

Staniland has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A frequent commentator on political violence in national newspapers, Staniland also maintains a blog and Twitter on the topic.

Dr. Paul Staniland’s discussion is open to the general public and we welcome people of all faiths and ages to attend this event.