All About ISIS: Osire Glacier to speak in North Hat­ley

Stanstead Journal - - LEN NOXVILLE NEWS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Rachel Gar­ber

uses all th­ese three per­spec­tives to of­fer in­sights into the ex­trem­ist mil­i­tant group known as ISIS or ISIL, the Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant. She plans to talk about the ori­gins of ISIS, its aims, and its strate­gies for achiev­ing them. She will also talk about the con­se­quences of this group’s ac­tions, and what pos­si­ble so­lu­tions can be en­vis­aged.

im­mi­grat­ing from Morocco, Glacier earned a PhD at McGill Univer­sity, study­ing con­tem­po­rary prob­lems of the Mid­dle East and North Africa. She has au­thored two books: Uni­ver­sal Rights, Sys­temic Vi­o­la­tions and Cul­tural Rel­a­tivism in Morocco, Po­lit­i­cal Women in Morocco: Then and Now. She has been a Cana­dian cit­i­zen since 2013.

The harsh re­al­ity is that we have mil­lions of Syr­ian peo­ple who are in com­plete de­spair. It’s one of the ma­jor hu­man­i­tar­ian crises since World War II. Peo­ple are in harsh suf­fer­ing,” she said. She noted that the western world has a great ca­pac­ity to host refugees. “But un­for­tu­nately there is a far right dis­course that makes im­mi­grants look like a nui­sance, that they are not hu­man cap­i­tal. Th­ese peo­ple are hu­mans, num­ber one. They need help. But they are worth the in­vest­ment, num­ber two. They will en­rich the econ­omy, the cul­ture, and the po­lit­i­cal un­der­stand­ing of world con­flicts.”

goal is to con­trib­ute to “find­ing so­lu­tions that di­min­ish hu­man suf­fer­ing in a sen­si­tive way. The UN as an or­ga­ni­za­tion is well de­vel­oped, and when it comes to longterm so­lu­tions and peace in the area, it can play a role.”

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