International defense, security expert to lecture on 'rise of ISIS,' extremist violence

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International defense, security expert to lecture on ‘rise of ISIS,’ extremist violence 

by Neil Probst | May 10, 2016

Auburn Montgomery/Montgomery, Ala. (May 11, 2016) — Dr. Namrata Goswami, an international defense and security expert, will lecture May 20 on “Combating violent extremism: The rise of ISIS and what it means for the future of terrorism/insurgency in Asia” at the Futures Laboratory Roundtable.

The roundtable is a monthly gathering of AUM, AU, and Air University experts, a think tank that networks and dialogues on problem solving; research and education; national security; economic growth; and curriculum development.  

DATE: Friday, May 20
TIME: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: ADECA Workshop Development Office, 401 Adams Ave., Montgomery (third floor); parking deck access across street 
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
MORE INFORMATION: Bob Norton, Futures Laboratory coordinator, robert.norton@thefutureslab.com

Goswami worked nearly a decade at India’s premier defense think tank, the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) in New Delhi, where she specialized in ethnic conflicts, insurgency, counter-insurgency, conflict resolution, and international relations theory.

In 2012–2013, Goswami received the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellowship, supporting her work on China-India border conflict scenarios. 

Goswami also is part of a renowned group of international experts exploring emerging security challenges in the NATO-sponsored “Partnership for Peace Consortium” of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes, who are studying concerns such as 3-D printing, human self-modification and longevity, transnational insurgencies, the combating of violent extremism, hybrid war, and asteroid threats. 

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