About the Author

Hi, I'm Chad Culshaw, a Junior at Arizona State University, majoring in Life Sciences. I am part of Dr. Koptiuch's Global Cities class. I have a great interest in globalization and different cultures around the world and I am particularly fascinated by the Middle Eastern countries not only because we are currently at war in three of the middle eastern countries ( Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya) but also because of the uniqueness of the islamic faith and their conservatism amidst the changing atmosphere or economic liberalization in the twenty first century.