In fall 2011, the Northeastern Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development; and The School of Journalism will present a semester-long Open Classroom titled American, Islam and the Middle East . The main focus of the course will be on America’s Engagement with the Muslim World, and course instructors and lecturers will investigate the traditions, cultures and contemporary politics of the countries in the Middle East. Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt will receive significant attention in this course.
The Open Classroom series will feature presentations by Stephen Burgard, director of the School of Journalism; Governor Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Denis Sullivan, Director of the Middle East Center; Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut; Melani Cammett, Associate Professor and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at Brown University; and Valentine Moghadam, incoming director of International Affairs Program at Northeastern University; amongst others.
The seminars, which will be open to the general public, will take place on Tuesday evenings during the fall semester.
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