AU Student Organization to Host Debate on Fighting Terrorism

AU Student Organization to Host Debate on Fighting Terrorism

11/15/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Alexander Hamilton Society and the Institute for Humane Studies will host a debate titled “What is the best way to Fight Terrorism?” The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall located in the Dwight Schar College of Education on the AU campus.

According to those organizing the event, this question is pertinent to the next administration and the future of the country. There will be multiple perspectives offered at the debate, including those from a libertarian, a moderate and an interventionist, and these perspectives will be represented by Dr. Will Ruger, Dr. Michael Rubin and Dr. Tom Nichols, respectively.

Ruger, who previously served as associate professor in the political science department at Texas State University, has been interviewed frequently for television and radio, appearing on MSNBC, Fox News and Fox Business. He has written op-eds for a number of newspapers and is a veteran of the Afghanistan War and an officer in the U.S. Navy (Reserve Component).

Nichols is a professor of national security affairs in the National Security Decision Making Department, where he also serves as the course director for Security, Strategy and Forces.

Rubin, a former Pentagon official, instructs senior military officers deploying to the Middle East and Afghanistan on regional politics, and teaches classes regarding Iran, terrorism and Arab politics on board deploying U.S. aircraft carriers. He has lived in post-revolution Iran, Yemen, both pre- and post-war Iraq, and spent time with the Taliban before 9/11.

Free pizza and drinks will be available at the event.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.                                                                                ###

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