An expert examines the future of the Middle East at free April 2 event

Dr. Manochehr Dorraj tackles the heavy issues facing the Middle East and the world.

Dr. Manochehr Dorraj tackles the heavy issues facing the Middle East and the world.


What does the future hold for the Middle East and the rest of the world? TCU political science professor Dr. Manochehr Dorraj will explore that subject at this year’s AddRan Distinguished Faculty Lecture, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in Palko Hall, rm. 130.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby.

Prof. Dorraj is a frequent commentator on global affairs in general and Middle East politics in particular. He has granted numerous interviews to international, national and local media. His commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, the Associated Press, United Press International, The Agence France Press, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic Post, among others. He has been interviewed by ABC, NBC, CBS and PBS television.

In 2013, he along with number of other faculty and staff received an award of $2.9 million to comprehensively internationalize TCU, and he currently serves as co-chair of TCU’s Global Innovators Program and a member of Discovering Global Citizenship initiative implementation team.

Professor Dorraj is also active in lecture circuits and has delivered many speeches to universities, think tanks, and community groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

For more information, contact Kim Gore at k.gore@tcu.edu or 817-257-6163.