PROGRAM DETAILS

The Russian Mafia

Instructor
Robert G. Rabil
Category
International Relations / Current Events
WPL03051

Course Description

Dr. Rabil will examine the emergence and evolution of the Russian Mafia, known as "The Vory."  He will trace its emergence in the gulags and criminal camps, and investigate its culture and survival leading up to its modern reality. He will also raise questions about its alleged support of oligarchs and involvement in global affairs.

About the Instructor

  • Robert G. Rabil, PhD is an internationally renowned scholar. His books have been highly commended and reviewed by major academic journals. He is considered one of the leading experts on Salafism, radical Islam, and U.S.-Arab-Israeli relations. He holds a PhD in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. In May 2012, he was conferred with an honorary PhD in humanities from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University.

    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2018-2019
    Lifelong Learning Professorship of Current Affairs, 2012-2013
    Recipient of the 2008 Excellence in Teaching Award