Crisis in Egypt: Western Thought vs. Islamic Brotherhood

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2011
  • 1:00 PM EDT
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Ever wonder how world views affect politics? Listen to understand why religious groups, like the Islamic Brotherhood, are so at odds with the nation states of the West and how Western fears contribute to the current crisis in Egypt.

Topics Covered:

  • Why movements such as the Islamic Brotherhood are feared by the "West" and how this fear relates and contributes to the current crisis in Egypt.
  • Traditional theories that recognize a vertical structure within the international system.
  • Identifying whether the Islamic Brotherhood is "transnational" or "state centric" in nature.
  • Understanding how "transnational" thought is at odds with state-centric concepts such as national boundaries and how this impacts Egypt’s current state.
Harold Kearsley, PhD
Associate Dean of Academics
Dan Alcorn
Student Services Advisor
Categories: Diplomacy