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Understanding Middle East Conflicts: An insiderís insights.

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:22 pm    Post subject: Understanding Middle East Conflicts: An insiderís insights. Reply with quote



Understanding the Middle East Conflicts: An insiderís insights.
Thursday, August 10, 2017 4:30pm @ BIC Center Hangout

Major (retired) Jason Criss Howk, is an author, public speaker, adjunct lecturer, and advisor. He focuses on Islam, foreign policy, national security, leadership, and strategy. He retired after 23 years in the U.S. Army operating on joint, interagency, and multinational teams conducting defense, diplomacy, education, and intelligence missions. He holds an MA in Middle East & South Asia Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, studied Dari and Arabic at the Defense Language Institute, and has focused his career on the broader Middle East and the Islamic World. He is a Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic Studies and a former term member on the Council on Foreign Relations.
During his career, Jason served as an assistant and advisor to three General officers involved with the Afghanistan war. He assisted Ambassador Karl Eikenberry (the first US Ambassador to Afghanistan) when he served in Kabul leading the U.S. effort to build the new Afghan National Army and to orchestrate the U.S. and UN led Afghanistan Security Sector Reform (SSR) program. He later assisted General Stan McChrystal (head of all Joint Special Operations in the area) while he was evaluating and developing the new Afghan War strategy. Finally, Jason assisted Sir Graeme Lamb as he partnered with the Afghan government to develop an internationally supported Afghanistan Peace and Reconciliation process. In all these positions and in many others Jason worked directly with Muslim colleagues from Middle Eastern and South Asian nations and dozens of military and diplomatic officers from the international community.
Jason earned a governmental success medal from Afghanistan and has been honored with the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Star Medals.

His new book The Qur'an: a Chronological Modern English Interpretation is on sale internationally and getting great reviews from his targeted audience, non-Muslims that know nothing (or very little) about Islam.

He is currently leading innovative "intro to Islam" discussions across the United States to educate people about the differences among the religion of Islam and the concept of Islamism as a political ideology. His aim is to increase understanding and promote peaceful coexistence.

His talks are a no-nonsense and honest dialogue that aims to answer everyone's questions. Half of the presentation is an introduction to Islam and terrorism course that takes you from Islam's founding up to the ISIS catastrophe. The other half of the presentation is a Q&A session.

Join us for a very unique opportunity of learning and understanding these issues, in person on Beaver Island.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tune in to 'Live at Five-ish' on WVBI 100.1 FM on Tuesday, August 8th for a special interview with Jason Criss Howk!
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Jason and his wife Michelle are visiting Beaver Island and staying with fellow author and seasonal Beaver Island resident, Robert Neff (‹ber Alles, https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/uber-alles/) and his wife Julie.

Come learn about these complicated conflicts and share some coffee, tea and cookies, along with your questions and concerns.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to gain insight from an expert--right here on Beaver Island!

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