During Providence‘s “Islam, the Middle East, and Christian Engagement  with the Middle East” event in Middleburg, Virginia, Marek Jan Chodakiewicz from the Institute of World Politics in DC gave an introductory lecture on how Islam developed and how those developments affect geopolitics today.

Due to technical difficulties, the very end of the lecture did not record. Our apologies.

Also at the event:

To watch Chris Seiple address how Americans and Christians could use soft power to help prepare for an Iraq after ISIS, click here.

To watch Robert Nicholson talk about his article in the inaugural issue of Providence, which argued for autonomous safe havens where Middle Eastern ethnic communities, including Assyrians, could provide their own security, click here.

To watch Juliana Taimoorazy explain the situation Assyrians face in northern Iraq, click here.

Marek Jan Chodakiewicz (Ph.D., Columbia University) is a Professor of History and the Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at the Institute of World Politics, where he teaches courses on geography and strategy, Russian politics, mass murder in failing states, and other topics. To learn more, click here.

Photo Credit: Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan by Farooq via Flickr