Professor helps put Middle East in perspective on ...

Professor helps put Middle East in perspective on ‘MTSU On the Record’

A fresh look at the Middle East was featured on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Sean Foley

Dr. Sean Foley

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Sean Foley first aired June 23 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and You can listen to their conversation here.

Foley, an associate professor of history, offered his views on the arrest of a suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, and the escalation of violence in Iraq by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also known as ISIS.

In addition, he discussed his past year’s work in Saudi Arabia, conducting research all over the kingdom to assess its politics and cultures with the help of MTSU’s Saudi alumni.

“There are many Saudi students who come to campus,” said Foley. “It’s been a tremendously rewarding exchange, not only for them but for us.”

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the searchable “Audio Clips” archives here and here.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video clip of the interview may be seen below.