OMAHA – As the 2016 presidential election draws near, the Middle East Forum returns to the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus.
The first forum of this fall is set for Thursday Sept. 22, 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.
This year’s returning panelists include Moshe Gershovich, professor of History and director of the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies at UNO; Ramazan Kilinc, associate professor of Political Science and co-director of the Islamic Studies program; and Patrick McNamara, director of the International Studies major.
Michelle Black, assistant professor of Political Science, is a new panelist this year. Prior to joining UNO, Black served a government civilian for the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2016, specializing in deterrence analysis and adversary decision-making.
Curtis Hutt, assistant professor of Religious Studies, will moderate the event.
Topics of discussion will include the 2016 election and how it may be affected by current events in the Middle East; the war in Syria and if it is approaching its end; and Turkey’s future in light of the recent attempted coup.
The event is free. No registration is required. Free visitor parking will be available in the lot just north of the bell tower on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Future Middle East Forum events are scheduled for Oct. 20 and Nov. 17. Both events will take place in the Community Engagement Center (230/231), from noon to 1 p.m.
For questions about the forum, please contact Kasey Davis at email@example.com.
For media requests, please contact:
Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
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