2011.08.18 > For Immediate Release
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Israeli Diplomat to Speak at UNO Sept. 8
Omaha - The Hannah and Natan Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has partnered with the Jewish Federation of Omaha to host Dr. Haim Koren, ambassador of Israel to Turkmenistan, for two public lectures.
A published expert on the Middle East and Sudan in particular, Dr. Koren’s expertise spans many areas including the ideology of Radical Islam, Arab Media, Islam in Africa, and Islam in Central Asia. Both his expertise and diverse experience will bring a unique perspective to the understanding of issues such as the humanitarian crisis in Sudan and terrorism.
A lecture on Sudan and Darfur will take place at UNO at noon on Thursday, Sept. 8, on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.
A lecture on globalized terrorism will take place at the Jewish Community Center on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
Both events, which are sponsored by the Israeli Consulate in Chicago, are free and open to the public.
Dr. Koren earned his Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway, and has published extensively on many subjects involving Islam in Middle East and Africa including Sudan. He has taught at the University of Haifa, Israel, and University of Chicago through the Center of Middle East Studies. He also served as a diplomat for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nepal, Egypt and Turkmenistan.
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