(Re)imagined Communities: Christians and the Search for a Place and Identity in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East

School of International Affairs Lecture Series
Apr 22, 2015
01:00 PM to 02:15 PM
116 Katz

Greg Kruczek, PhD. candidate, Virginia Tech

Greg Kruczek, a 2009 SIA graduate currently studying for his doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, will present “(Re)imagined Communities: Christians and the search for a place and identity in the post-Arab Spring Middle East” as part of the Penn State School of International Affairs' spring colloquium (INTAF  590).

Greg Kruczek graduated from Penn State in 2005 with a B.A. in Political Science and B.S. in Professional Golf Management.  During his time as an undergraduate, Kruczek spent time in Cairo, Egypt, Beirut, and Lebanon studying Arabic and each state's political culture.  In the fall of 2006, he completed an intensive Arabic program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.  He worked as Research Assistant at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (Arlington, VA) from 2006-2007.  In 2007, Kruczek served as Information Officer at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.  After a brief stint in Beirut in late-2007, he returned to Penn State for his Masters and graduated from the School of International Affairs in 2009.  His Master’s paper dealt with confessional politics in Lebanon.  From 2010-2012, he was a lead researcher in Penn State's College of Information Science and Technology on the counter-insurgency component of a Multi-University Research Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Lab.  In 2011, he joined the faculty of Susquehanna University as an instructor in the Department of Political Science and taught classes on world politics and comparative domestic politics.  In January 2013, he began pursuing his Ph.D. in Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech's Washington, D.C. campus under the guidance of Dr. Ariel Ahram.  Mr. Kruczek’s dissertation topic is the Christian response to the Arab Spring.

This lecture, sponsored by the School of International Affairs and the Center for Global Studies, is free and open to the public.

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