Duke Faculty to Hold Public Conversation on Turmoil in Middle East

The panelists on Oct. 27 will examine the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and its relevance for America

Four Duke University faculty members will examine the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East and its relevance for America during a discussion on Monday, Oct. 27.  The event, in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy, is free and open to the public and media. A light reception will begin at 5 p.m. followed by the talk at 5:30 p.m. Free parking is available at the Science Drive lot near the Sanford School. Panelists include Bruce Jentleson, a professor of public policy and political science; Abdeslam Maghraoui, a political science professor; and David Schanzer, a public policy professor and director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. Omid Safi, the new director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, will serve as both a panelist and moderator.The talk will be streamed live. Audience members and virtual followers can join the conversation on Twitter at #DukeMidEast. Abdullah Antepli, the chief representative of Muslim affairs at Duke, will lead a Twitter chat following the talk. The event is sponsored by the Sanford School and the Duke Islamic Studies Center’s ISLAMiCommentary forum.