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The Assassination of General Qasem Soleimani: Context and Implications for Iran and the United States

January 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

On January 3, 2020, the United States military assassinated the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, General Qasem Soleimani. What do the United States, Iran, and the Middle East region gain and lose by the death of Gen. Soleimani? How will this impact US-Iran relations? Join us for a presentation by and Q&A with Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology and co-director of the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies at UNC. Prof. Kurzman is the author of The Missing Martyrs: Why Are There So Few Muslim Terrorists? (2019) and The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran (2004).

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Sponsored by: UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Carolina Public Humanities; Center for Global Initiatives; College of Arts & Sciences; Curriculum in Global Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense; Department of Asian Studies; Department of Geography; Department of History; Department of Political Science; Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center; Triangle Institute for Security Studies.


January 14, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States