OMAHA – The public is invited to listen and ask questions as a panel of University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) experts discuss the attacks on Paris and other recent developments connected to the Middle East.
The final Middle East Forum of the fall semester is set for Thursday, Nov. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, room 230.
Each of the forums is free and open to the public. Visitor parking is available in the lot directly north of the campanile.
Originally meant to focus heavily on Turkey’s domestic politics, the perspective of this week’s forum needed to be modified after the terrorist strikes on Paris, which ISIS has claimed responsibility for.
Panelists also plan to discuss the implications of the Russian plane crash in Sinai, which an ISIS affiliate has taken credit for, and the impact of Turkish elections on the country’s foreign policy, particularly the fight against ISIS.
This forum will feature guest panelist Dr. Jody Neathery-Castro (Political Science Department Chair) as well as regular panelists 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).
Director of International Studies Dr. Patrick McNamara will moderate the panel.
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