MONTGOMERY - Dr. David S. Sorenson, chair of the Department of International Security and professor of international security studies at the Air War College, Air University, will address the Alabama World Affairs Council on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Troy University Montgomery.
The presentation, "A Requiem for Syria," will be in the Gold Room, located on the second floor of Whitley Hall, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The presentation is free to members of the Alabama World Affairs Council and $20 for guests.
Dr. Sorenson received his Ph.D. from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and previously served on the faculties of the University of Colorado at Denver, Denison University and the Mershon Center at Ohio State University. His books include "Syria in Ruins: The Dynamics of the Syrian Civil War" (Praeger Publishers, 2016), "An Introduction to the Modern Middle East" (Westview Press, 2nd Edition, 2014), "Global Security Watch: Lebanon" (Praeger Publishers, 2010), "Interpreting the Middle East: Essential Themes" (edited, Westview Press, 2010) and seven other authored or co-edited books. He has published numerous articles, book chapters and conference papers on Middle East politics, defense budget politics and national security affairs.
Dr. Sorenson has done media interviews with The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Boston Globe, National Public Radio, Congressional Quarterly and The Washington Post, among others, and consults for several U.S. government agencies. He travels frequently to the Middle East.
The Alabama World Affairs Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to increase individuals' knowledge of world affairs and how they impact the United States. The Council also serves as a platform to showcase some of the world-class faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base's Air University. The Council has partnered with Troy University, bringing all Council events to the University's Montgomery Campus.