Terrorism and National Security Expert to Speak on Middle East Conflicts at 2024 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Contact: Emma Koehler

JOHNSTON, IOWA – How do the conflicts in the Middle East impact regional stability, world energy markets and U.S. security? Dr. Max Abrahms, a world leading expert on terrorism, will discuss these questions during wide ranging remarks on the Middle East at the 2024 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Abrahms, who is a professor of political science and public policy at Northeastern University, will break down what terrorism means and sort through the hysteria that accompanies it alongside what such conflicts mean for U.S. and world security.

“The Israel and Palestine conflict is front and center in global news at the moment,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Marketing Director Lisa Coffelt. “But several other issues in the Middle East are boiling below and above the surface. We look forward to hearing Dr. Abrahms’ thoughts on the current situation, where it might go, and how it will impact everything from world oil supplies to U.S. terrorist attacks.”

In addition to his current position, Dr. Abrahms regularly consults for government agencies and multinational corporations about the international terrorism landscape and geopolitics. He has held fellowships and research affiliations at Stanford University, Dartmouth College, the Council on Foreign Relations, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University.

The 2024 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will explore how to “Chart Our Course” for the future of biofuels. The summit will be held on January 11, 2024, at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona, Iowa. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and find more information at IowaRenewableFuelsSummit.org.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association represents the state’s liquid renewable fuels industry and works to foster its growth. Iowa is the nation’s leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing 4.5 billion gallons annually – including 34 million gallons of annual cellulosic ethanol production capacity – and 11 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce 410 million gallons annually. For more information, visit the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association website at: www.IowaRFA.org.