Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | Terrorism and Politics in 2016

Date & Time

Sept. 7, 2016 at 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Suffolk University Law School
Room 365
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions


David Siddhartha Patel Senior Fellow, Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University


Erin O’Brien Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs History Politics


Michael Pizziferri (mpizziferri@worldboston.org, 6175428995)

As the U.S. Presidential election approaches, rhetoric concerning ISIS figures heavily in platforms and debates of both major parties. Terror attacks attributed to ISIS influence contribute to the linkage of politics and fear in this election cycle.

Join us for this unique panel discussion as we seek to better understand the origins of ISIS, the threat it poses to the U.S. and its allies, and the group’s potential to influence the U.S. elections. Erin O’Brien, an expert on U.S. electoral politics will join David Siddhartha Patel, an expert on the Middle East and Islam, to discuss how fears about the group are being used by candidates – and how these fears may affect the outcome of the election on November 8.