October 2014 Meeting

Democratic Club Meeting

Sunday, October 191 2014

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The home of Lyn and Bud Slotky 

Speaker:  Hamid Rezai, PhD.

(Dr. Rezai’s presentation will be available on this website after the meeting)

Topic: ISIL the Islamic State in the Levant

Dr. Rezai is Persian-German, a scholar of contemporary history and the politics of the Middle East.  His talk will provide a historical context and review of the overlapping interests which has given rise to radical factionalism, political and military violence and the increasingly global ISIL movement.

Our speaker was a visiting Assistant Professor at American University in Cairo during the academic year 2013-2014.  Dr. Rezai has taught courses at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, City University of New York and has just this month begun teaching at University of California, Riverside.

Club business includes:

  • Committee reports
  • Nomination of 2015 officers
    • a) Nominating Committee presents its slate
    • b) Nominations from the floor (if the nominee(s) agrees to run)
  • Emergency vote necessary, the endorsement choice for Prop 46 must be re-considered by the membership
  • New business — motions from the floor
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