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Demystifying ISIS

  • 600 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States (map)
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ISIS is one of the most high-profile terrorist organizations worldwide. But what exactly is ISIS?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), has been an important part of US and international political discourse -- especially in the last five years. ISIS has claimed responsibility for several terrorist attacks abroad and was a contentious issue in the most recent US presidential election.

To to help you get your questions about ISIS answered join Rev. Dr. Whitney Bodman to learn more about this complex topic. He'll delve into the following topics, but be sure to bring your own questions.

  • What is the ideology behind ISIS?
  • Is it similar to other groups, like al-Qa'ida, that are identified as terrorist organizations?
  • How do these groups relate to Islam?

The speaker will give a 40-minute overview on the subject, after which the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss the topic further. Stick around after the event for further informal discussion and drinks at the post-event mixer. For more information click here. 

Agenda:

6:00 p.m. Drinks and Mingling
6:30 p.m. Presentation
7:10 p.m. Q&A

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