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2013.01.17 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Middle East Forum Returns for 2013

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of History is pleased to announce the upcoming meeting of the Middle East Forum, for which all UNO students, faculty, and staff are welcome, as well as off-campus guests.

The meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the U Mo Ho Room on the third floor of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) on the UNO campus. The forum, which is free to attend, was previously in the Chancellor’s Room of the MBSC but was moved due to high demand for seating.

The Middle East Project Fund, which is part of the UNO Department of History, is sponsoring the forum.

As always, guests are encouraged to bring lunch, and questions, for a panel of experts including Curtis Hutt, the panel moderator and a visiting professor of religious studies; Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of both the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies, as well as the Middle East Project Fund; and Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science.

These experts will address current issues that relate to the region and place them in context and perspective. Topics for this meeting of the forum may include President Obama’s nomination of UNO alum and former Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, the results of the Jan. 22 Israeli parliamentary elections and the continued humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in Syria.

Future meetings of the Middle East Forum are planned for Feb. 14, March 14 and April 18.

For questions, contact Gershovich at 402.554.3175 or mgershovich@unomaha.edu.

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