Let's Talk Turkey: Refugees, ISIS and State Collapse in the Middle East
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:00am
Georgia Institute of Technology, Klaus Building 1116E, 266 Ferst Dr., Atlanta, GA 30332
Dr. Isa Afacan
Faculty & students gathered at Georgia Tech to hear Dr. Isa Afacan discuss the phenomenon of state collapse in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. As Syria descended into a civil war, and Iraq is experiencing serious chaos in governance and lost control of significant parts of its territory, sub-state and trans-state actors are filling the power vacuum and creating substantial problems for the region and the globe. Hence, the importance of Dr. Afacan's lecture on the resultant challenges of refugees, terrorism and instability in the region.