OMAHA – University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) experts will discuss key issues impacting the Middle East, as the Middle East Forum makes its return to campus this month.
The first forum of this fall is set for Sept. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, rooms 230/231. The public is invited to bring lunch, listen and ask questions.
A moderated panel of UNO experts will discuss the implication of the Iran nuclear deal and associated Congressional debate; the war against ISIS (or ISIL); and the spillover of human tragedy from the Middle East to Europe, in terms of refugees and migrants.
The panelists are Dr. Moshe Gershovich (Professor of History and Director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO) and Dr. Ramazan Kilinc (Assistant Professor of Political-Science and Coordinator of UNO’s Islamic Studies Minor). Dr. Curtis Hutt (Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UNO) will moderate the panel.
The event is free. No registration is required. Visitors can park for free in the lot just north of the campanile on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Future Middle East Forum events are scheduled for Oct. 22 and Nov. 19. Both events will take place in the Community Engagement Center (230/231), from noon to 1 email@example.com.
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