March 12, 2009
Yesterday the Commander s Interagency Engagement Group CIEG hosted the latest speaker in the EUCOM Forum for International Affairs series. Dr. Kathleen Reedy took a few days away from her work at the Human Terrain System Iraq Reachback Center to talk to roughly 50 EUCOM and AFRICOM personnel about identity and Islam with a focus on Muslims living in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Reedy is an anthropologist PhD U. Edinburgh who has done a good deal of research into identity formation political symbols social and political identities and ethics. She raised a number of very interesting points in her talk which generated quite a lot of discussion and Q A afterwards.