The Department of Greek and Latin and the Center for the Study of Statesmanship cordially invite you to attend an upcoming public lecture:


“The Middle East in Transition: Insights and Policy Options from the Ancient World”

Andrew Gilmour, Department of Greek and Latin

Thursday, February 7, 2019

5:15 P.M.

May Gallery, Mullen Library

Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC


The Middle East’s ancient history reveals patterns and precedents in political geography, social compact formation, religion, and the state system which help us to think in new ways about the most important contemporary challenges confronting the region. This lecture, based on a forthcoming book, will invite policymakers, scholars, and concerned citizens to harness insights from the ancient world in support of critical thinking and policy formulation toward a region in which the United States and other Western powers continue to have significant strategic interests.

Mr. Gilmour is a decorated 32-year veteran of the CIA, holds degrees from Harvard and Johns Hopkins University, and is completing his certificate in ancient Greek in the Department of Greek and Latin at Catholic University. 

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