Colloquium on US foreign policy and the rise of Islamism

Monday, October 29, 2012
Masjid al-Quba, located in Saudi Arabia, is the oldest mosque in Islam's history
Image credit: 
Abdelrhman, 1990
Masjid al-Quba, located in Saudi Arabia, is the oldest mosque in Islam's history
Image credit: 
Abdelrhman, 1990

On Monday, October 29, 2012, Hoover senior fellows Russell Berman, the Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, and Abraham D. Sofaer, the George P. Shultz Distinguished Scholar, participated in a colloquium titled “US Foreign Policy and the Rise of Islamism: The Abandonment of Human Rights and Democratic Principles?”

Charles Asher Small, a Koret Visiting Fellow and director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, gave introductory remarks. Additional speakers included Boaz Ganor, deputy dean at the Lauder School of Government, and Lieutenant Colonel Brian Linvill, a national security affairs fellow at the Hoover Institution (2012–13).