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With Syria in Conflict, CCC Sets Timely Event on U.S. Middle East Policy


The profound upheavals in the Middle East that have preoccupied U.S. foreign policy and President Barack Obama’s handling of them since the Arab Spring of 2011 will be the focus of a presentation  at Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus beginning at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.

“U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Obama’s Uphill Battle” will be delivered by Steven Hook of Kent State University. Hook will cover Obama’s course of action along with his diplomatic and military options. He also will explore the sentiments of a war-weary American public.         

Hook is a professor in and a past chair of the Political Science Department at Kent State University. He is the author of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power and National Interest and Foreign Aid. In addition, his articles have been featured in journals such as World Politics, International Studies Quarterly and Asian Survey.

“U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Obama’s Uphill Battle” is being co-presented by the College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility and the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center. It will take place in the Forum, located inside the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited seating. Free, ample parking is available on surface lots adjacent to the building. Professional development credit is available for educators.    

To register or for details about other Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility events, call (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or e-mail Information also is available by following @CenterForCivic on Twitter.

Published: November 05, 2013