Expert speaks at BU on Arab, Israeli conflict

Expert speaks at BU on Arab, Israeli conflict

For immediate release: Oct. 25, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Norton Mezvinsky, president of the International Council for Middle Eastern Studies, Washington, D.C., will speak on the “Current Status of Arab, Israeli Conflict and Implications of U.S. Involvement” Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s McCormick Center, room 1303. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Professor emeritus of history at Central Connecticut State University, Mezvinsky has authored numerous books and articles on the Arab-Israeli conflict and Zionism, a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel. Mezvinsky is also a former executive director of the American Council for Judaism and former U.S. representative of the Israeli League for Human Rights.

The lecture is sponsored by BU’s new graduate program in public policy and international affairs. For information, contact Peter Doerschler, assistant professor in political science, at pdoersch@bloomu.edu or (570) 389-4086.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.

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