OMAHA – Just back from Afghanistan and Pakistan, University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Director of International Studies Dr. Patrick McNamara will join three other University experts to discuss major Middle East developments at an upcoming forum event.
The second Middle East Forum of this semester is set for Thursday, Oct. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, room 230.
Each Middle East Forum is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch, listen and ask questions. Visitor parking is available in the lot directly north of the campanile.
Thursday, the panel will discuss the decision to delay the troop drawdown in Afghanistan; the recent flare-up of violence between Israelis and Palestinians; how the US should respond to the new Russian military activity in Syria; and the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Tunisia’s “National Dialogue Quartet.”
The panelists are Dr. Moshe Gershovich (Professor of History and Director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO), Dr. Ramazan Kilinc (Assistant Professor of Political-Science and Coordinator of UNO’s Islamic Studies Minor) and Dr. Curtis Hutt (Associate Professor of Religious Studies at UNO).
Dr. McNamara will moderate the panel.
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