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Great Minds Lecture Series Concludes with Lubecki’s Lecture on Global Rebels

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CreativeMind_blueJacek Lubecki, Ph.D., concludes the Great Minds Lecture Series Wednesday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. in the Fielding S. Russell Union, room 2048.

Lubecki will present a lecture titled “ISIS and al-Qaeda as Global Rebels: A Broader Historical Perspective.”

The lecture will provide a broader historical perspective of Islamic radicalism as a “global rebel” set to undermine the global order led by the United States since 1918.

The perspective comes from Lubecki’s own reflection on broader historical patterns and reading of works such as Deluge and The Wages of Destruction.

Lubecki has been a faculty member in the Georgia Southern University’s Department of Political Science and International Studies since 2012.

His research has been published in journals such as Europe-Asia Studies, East European Politics and Societies, The Polish Review, and The New Ukraine. He has also published in the popular magazine The Armchair General.

Lubecki received his Ph.D. from the University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies in 2000.

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is the largest of the eight colleges that make up Georgia Southern University, and it plays a central role in every student’s core of knowledge. CLASS, also described as the University’s College of the Creative Mind, prepares students to achieve academic excellence, develop their analytical skills, enhance their creativity and embrace their responsibilities as citizens of their communities, their nations and the world. CLASS offers more than 20 undergraduate degrees and several interdisciplinary minors from its 11 departments and five academic centers. CLASS offers eight master’s degrees, two graduate certificates and one doctoral degree. For more information, visit

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education.


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