On Thursday, February 4th, 2016, Aspen Public Radio presented a public event and discussion on ISIS and the future of the Middle East, featuring Dr. Nader Hashemi, professor and director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. The event was attended by students of the Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn.
Dr. Nader Hashemi is the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Born and raised in the Toronto area to Iranian parents, Dr. Hashemi completed his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Canada. He was a research affiliate at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, a postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, and a Global Fellow at the UCLA International Institute.
Dr. Hashemi has contributed to The New York Times, TIME, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and has appeared on The PBS Newshour. He is the author of Islam, Secularism, and Liberal Democracy, and co-editor of The Syria Dilemma and The People Reloaded: The Green Movement and the Struggle for Iran's Future.
As an undergraduate student in Ottawa, Canada, Hashemi hosted a radio program. He is an avid swimmer and enjoys playing the guitar.