The Asia Society Texas Center presents “ISIS Implications in Asia: A Discussion with Jessica Lewis McFate.” With the Sunni Arab coalition that rapidly convened and took action in Yemen; the thwarted “Lone Wolf” attack in Garland (Dallas-Ft Worth Area), Texas; the fall of Ramadi; and the ongoing campaigns in Iraq and Syria, ISIS issues will only get more complex as events unfold and military action continues. Additionally, the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program and threatened sanctions will impact the Southwest Asia region and the world.
Jessica Lewis McFate joins Asia Society Texas Center to discuss the current impact of ISIS on Asia and the ongoing, grave events in Syria, Iraq, Southwest Asia, and the greater Levant Regions. With ISIS creating its own currency and winning hearts and minds throughout the world — aiming to re-establish the Islamic Caliphate — Jessica’s description of the “Three Rings” of influence will provide a chilling insight to the threat this organized, motivated, and dedicated force has brought to the global forefront.
When: Monday, June 1, 2015
Time: 7:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Where: The Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Boulevard, Houston, Texas
Member = $10
Non-Member = $15
Registration and full agenda details at: http://asiasociety.org/texas/events/isis-implications-asia-discussion-jessica-lewis-mcfate
About the speaker:
Jessica Lewis McFate is the Research Director at the Institute of the Study of War (ISW), which she joined after eight years of service on active duty as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army. Her military service included 34 months deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where she provided intelligence support to tactical, operational, and theater commands.
Jessica is the lead architect for ISW’s technology and data strategy and leads analysis on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. She is the author of The Islamic State of Iraq Returns to Diyala, Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent, and Al-Qaeda in Iraq Resurgent, Part II. Jessica's work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal and she has made frequent appearances on both television and radio programs.Jessica holds a B.S. in Strategic & International History and International Relations from West Point and an M.A. in Strategic Intelligence from American Military University.