The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will hold a lunch seminar with Samuel Helfont, Post-Doctoral Lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program and the Robert A. Fox Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 12:00 p.m. in 012 Bendheim Hall. The event is open to faculty and students only. To attend, RSVP Angella Matheney.
Samuel Helfont is a lecturer in the University of Pennsylvania's interdisciplinary International Relations Program. In May 2015, he completed a PhD in Princeton University's Near Eastern Studies Department, where he used Iraqi state and Ba'th Party records to write a dissertation on religion and politics in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. He is also a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He has published articles in academic journals such as The Middle East Journal and Orbis, as well as in the popular press, most notably in The New Republic.