WITH ISIS in the headlines following numerous attacks nationally and abroad, the world is on heightened guard concerning the terror group. As such, we turn to our renowned global conflict expert, Professor Eli Berman, to make sense of ISIS’s logic and how great a threat it is in the U.S.
PROFESSOR ELI BERMAN chairs the Economics Department at UC San Diego and is a research director for International Security Studies at the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation. He is also a member of the Empirical Studies of Conflict project, plus a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His book Radical, Religious and Violent: The New Economics of Terrorism was published in 2009 by the MIT Press. Berman received his PhD in economics from Harvard University.
The “Pleasure of Your Company” music series sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library welcomes back flutist Lori Bell, performing with flutist Suzanne Kennedy and pianist Mikan Zlatkovich, on Sunday, October 16, at 2:30 pm at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. They will present “From Bach to Bebop,” a program ranging from classical flute repertoire to fabulous jazz. Lori will be joined for the first half of the program by her flute duo partner, Suzanne Kennedy, to perform works by Bach, Schultz and Kuhlau. The mood will switch during the second part when Mikan Zlatkovich joins Lori to present an exciting jazz set which will include American Songbook standards.
In this lively 90-minute program, Barry Edelstein, called by NPR “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans,” provides audiences a unique opportunity to learn the methods he imparts to professional actors in the rehearsal room. As Edelstein and three skilled actors demonstrate these techniques live on stage, this entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the creative process offers a primer on the tools used to hear and understand Shakespeare. With humor and insight, it brings audiences into the intoxicating world of the Bard and shows how his masterful poetry can come to life for everyone.