Monday, March 21, 2011

GOUCHER COLLEGE PRESENTS LECTURE ON MIDDLE EAST

GOUCHER PRESIDENT’S FORUM:
TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST: WHAT WILL BE THE OUTCOME?
WHEN: Wednesday,
April 6, at 8 PM
WHERE: Hyman Forum of Goucher College's Athenaeum
TICKETS: free & open to the public; but tickets must be reserved through
www.tickets.goucher.edu.

Since last December, an unprecedented groundswell of protests and revolution has rippled across the Middle East and North Africa.  Panelists will cover the historical background, forces driving change, implications for the future of democracy in the Middle East and U.S. policy toward the region.

Goucher President Sanford J. Ungar will moderate a discussion among these panelists:

  • Karen DeYoung, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post who reports on terrorism issues for the paper's national and foreign desks
  • Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning columnist and an international public speaker on Arab and Muslim issues
  • Aaron David Miller, a Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar with expertise in U.S.-Middle East relations, Arab-Israeli negotiations, and Palestinian and Israeli politics
  • Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution.
The President's Forum at Goucher College brings to campus notable figures from various fields and backgrounds for incisive discussions and lively debates on today's most vital issues. Presented several times a year, the Forum is an open invitation to the members of our community—both on campus and beyond—to participate in the intellectual life of the college through open dialogue on topics both relevant and timely.