Global Issues Lecture Series to Address Conflict in the Holy Land

Sept. 18, 2006

by Jodi Cunningham, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

A panel discussion titled "Conflict in the Holy Land: Hizbullah, Palestine and the Jewish State" will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Alexander Reading Room of Alexander Residence Hall at Baylor University.

Sponsored by Baylor University's J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies along with the Center for International Education and Department of Middle East Studies, the panel discussion will encourage dialogue between students and faculty about the conflict in the Middle East.

Panel participants include Dr. William Mitchell and Dr. Christopher Marsh from Baylor as well as Dr. Norton Mezvinsky from Central Connecticut State University and Dr. Nehemia Geva from Texas A&M University.

In addition to encouraging dialogue among students, panel members hope to help students more accurately understand the current conflict in the Middle East.

"The most recent turmoil in the Middle East is not only disconcerting, it is also very complex and confusing to those who are not experts in the area," said Marsh, associate professor in the department of church-state studies and panel member.

For more information on the lecture, contact the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies at 710-1510 or visit their web site.

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