Historians’ Roundtable to Provide Insight into Middle East

Posted: September 26. 2012

The public is welcome to attend a free panel discussion titled “Why All the Anger in the Middle East,” Oct. 3, noon – 1 p.m. in room AC1710 at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), 26000 SE Stark St.

“We will briefly describe some of the historical forces that have shaped the region,” says Pat Casey, MHCC history instructor. Potential topics include the Crusades, Spain’s multi-century reconquista against the Arabs, European imperialism in the region, the founding of Israel and the Arab Spring.

The panel will include Janet Campbell, political science instructor, Chris Jackson, philosophy and religion instructor, Rick Knight, anthropology instructor and Jennifer Snoek-Brown, faculty librarian. History instructors Casey, Elizabeth Milliken and Joe Cavelli will also participate.

“After a short presentation, audience questions are encouraged,” says Casey.

This event is part of the Historians’ Roundtable, established in 2001 as an informal series of presentations on topics ranging from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks to the 2003 Iraq War to a celebration of the first Beatles’ appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.

For more information, please contact Casey at 503-491-7302 or pat.casey@mhcc.edu.

People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the Disability Services office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD).

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