OMAHA - While it may only be a few weeks into 2015, there have been a number of critical developments in the Middle East.
To address these issues, the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s (UNO) Natan and Hannah Schwalb Center will once again host a series of panel discussions on issues facing countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Israel, Palestine, Syria and more.
The first of these panels will take place Thursday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC). Parking at the CEC is free and open to off-campus guests.
Following the recent attacks on the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, as well as the continuing violence in Nigeria at the hands of Boko Haram, the topic of Thursday’s forum will be the response of the European and African communities to Jihadi terrorism in Europe and Africa.
The forum will be moderated by Patrick McNamara, Ph.D., a visiting professor of political science and international affairs and feature Moshe Gershovich, Ph.D., professor of history and director of the Schwalb Center; Ramazan Kilinc, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science; and David Muchlinski, Ph.D., adjunct professor of political science.
Attendees to the panel are encouraged to bring lunch and consider questions they may want to ask the panelists.
For those who cannot make this Thursday’s event, future Middle East Forums will be held at the same time and place on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Thursday, March 19.
The March 19 forum will include special guest Roey Gilad, Consul General of the Israeli Consulate to the Midwest.
For questions, please contact Kasey Davis at 402.554.3175 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, please contact Charley Reed at 402.554.2129 or email@example.com.
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