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2013.09.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: unonews@unomaha.edu

UNO Experts to Host Middle East Forum
Sept. 26 Event Will Focus on Syria, Egypt, Oslo Accords

Omaha - Four experts from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) are hosting a free, public forum on Thursday, Sept. 26, to discuss topics related to the Middle East.

The Middle East Forum marks the return of an ongoing series that was started last year by UNO’s Middle East Project Fund. The first meeting of the 2013-2014 academic year will take place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Council Room in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) on UNO's Dodge Campus.

Participating faculty include panel moderator Curtis Hutt, assistant professor of religious studies; Moshe Gershovich, professor of history and director of UNO’s Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish studies; Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science; and Patrick McNamara, visiting professor of political science and international affairs.

These experts will address current issues that relate to the Middle East region and place them in context and perspective.

Topics for the September forum will include the prospect of an American attack on Syria, the continued turmoil in Egypt and the 20th anniversary of the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinians.

Future meetings are planned for Oct. 24 and Nov. 21 in 2013 and Jan. 23, Feb. 20, and March 20 in 2014.

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

For media inquiries, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at unonews@unomaha.edu.

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