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Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to deliver Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture in National Security

August 28, 2014, College of Arts and Letters

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the University of Notre Dame on Sept. 6 (Saturday) — the morning of the home football game against the University of Michigan.

ND Expert: Don’t Panic Over ISIS

August 28, 2014, Shannon Chapla

Michael Desch

As the Islamic State extremist group, commonly referred to as ISIS, shocks the world with its brutality and takes control of more territory in the region, Michael Desch, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, says the U.S. should take ISIS seriously and stop its progress, but not panic. “ISIS is a serious local threat in Syria and Iraq, but does not yet pose a direct threat to the United States,” says Desch, an expert on international security and American foreign and defense policies. “While the presence of Western nationals in their ranks is worrisome, they have the greatest potential to do mischief in the weak states in the region, two of which we have created in Syria and Iraq with ill-advised policies.”

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Opportunities with the U.S. State Department

Thu Oct 2, 2014 7:00PM - 8:00PM • DeBartolo 129

Ambassador Ian Kelly will discuss careers and internships with the State Department.…