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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM

“The Islamic State and Palmyra”

at Concordia University

Tess Davis

Executive Director of
The Antiquities Coalition

Affiliated Researcher
University of Glasgow

Tess Davis is the Executive Director of The Antiquities Coalition and an Affiliated Researcher with the University of Glasgow. She is both archaeologist and lawyer who combats global antiquities trafficking and looting.

She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia and a Bachelor of Arts in archaeology from Boston University. Her areas of specialization included cultural heritage preservation and law, illicit antiquities trade and Cambodia, conducting fieldwork in Southeast Asia.

Several of her most recent publications are "Crime and Conflict: Temple Looting in Cambodia," in Cultural Property Crime (2014, Brill), and "Temple Looting in Cambodia: Anatomy of a Statue Trafficking Network," in British Journal of Criminology (2014), both co-written with S. Mackenzie.

Most recently her interest has been trained toward the Islamic State’s destruction of the Middle East’s cultural heritage, emphasizing with her coauthors in a recent article in Foreign Policy that “history must go hand in hand with defeating the extremist group.”

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)