Tuesday, March 10, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM EDT
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 

United States, Israel and Iran: Threats and Challenges

Tuesday, March, 10, 2020

 The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon AvenuePalm Beach, FL 33480  
6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Dr. Robert Rabil will discuss U.S.- Arab relations.

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Robert Rabil is Professor Department of Political Science, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters Florida Atlantic University. He is also the Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Professor of Current Events.  Dr. Rabil received his Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, his Masters in Government from Harvard University Extension School and his Ph.D. in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. His area of research includes Political Islam, Terrorism, Transnational & Revivalist Movements, U.S.-Arab Relations, Arab-Israeli Conflict, Reform in the Arab World, and Contemporary Middle Eastern and Southeastern Politics.

He is the author of:  Religion, National Identity and Confessional Politics in Lebanon: The Challenge of Islamism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),  Salafism in Lebanon: from Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism (Georgetown University Press, 2014), The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon: The Double Tragedy of Refugees and Impacted Host Communities(Lexington Books, 2016), and White Heart (London: Austin Macauley Publishers, 2018) . His articles have appeared in major newspapers and academic journals, including the Wall Street Journal, Chicago-Sun Times, Daily Star (Beirut), History News NetworkNational Interest, CNN, Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, the Journal of International Security Affairs, Middle East Quarterly, and Middle East Review of International Affairs. 

Previously, Dr. Rabil served as the chief of emergency for the Red Cross in Beirut, Lebanon, taught at Suffolk University, and was the project manager of the U.S. State Department funded-Iraq Research and Documentation Project. Dr. Rabil’s frequent speaking engagements include appearances at major universities such as Harvard University, Johns Hopkins, Brandeis, Case Western Reserve, and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He participates in roundtable discussions and forums sponsored by the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Army and National Intelligence Council. He appears on media outlets such as ABC, CBS, BBC, FOX, MSNBC and C-SPAN.  In May 2012, Dr. Rabil was conferred with an honorary Ph.D. in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.


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