Journalist to speak on ‘What ISIS Really Wants’ at Lyceum lecture
Graeme Wood, national correspondent for The Atlantic, will speak on “What ISIS Really Wants” as part of Victoria College’s 2016-17 Lyceum Lecture Series.

Victoria College’s 2016-17 Lyceum Lecture Series will continue Monday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. with Yale University political science lecturer Graeme Wood speaking on “What ISIS Really Wants” at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts.

Wood, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, traveled the world to interview ISIS recruiters and gain more insight on the religious group’s intentions to usher in the Apocalypse.

In his cover story “What ISIS Really Wants” for the March 2016 issue of The Atlantic, Wood wrote, “Our failure to appreciate the essential differences between ISIS and al-Qaeda has led to dangerous decisions.” “What ISIS Really Wants” became the most-read article in the history of The Atlantic. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The series will conclude on Tuesday, April 14 with David J. Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language for the HBO series Game of Thrones, appearing at 12:30 p.m. at VC’s Sports Center.

For more information on the series, call (361) 573-3291 or visit

Published: Wednesday, 12 October 2016

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