Colloquium Examines Middle East Relations

Middle East relations will be the topic when the Global Issues Colloquium continues Jan. 26 with “Israelis and Palestinians in Deadlock or Transition? Global Implications for the Result.”

Mark Appold, associate professor of philosophy and religion, will moderate a panel of student participants from a Summer 2011 Truman Middle East Study Abroad Course that visited Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank. The presentations will discuss the Balfour document, the Oslo Accords, United Nations resolutions, Gaza, water rights, Biblical Israel and modern Israel. Dereck Daschke, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will talk about the reasons for contentious debate on the status of Jerusalem.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in Magruder Hall 2001.

Spring 2012
Global Issues Colloquium

“Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Still Possible?”
7 p.m.
Feb. 8
Violette Hall 1000
Gershon Baskin, founder and chair of the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information
Co-Sponsors: School of Social and Cultural Studies; History Department; Hillel; Students for a Middle East Peace

“Y Ahora Aquí en el Norte”
(“And Now Here in the North”)
7 p.m.
Feb. 23
Violette Hall 1000
Axel Fuentes, field organizer, Center for New Community
“Unworking Asia:
The Demise of Hand Painted Political Graphics in the Digital Age”

7 p.m.
April 5
Student Union Building Activities Room
Aaron Fine, professor of art and gallery director,
Truman State University