Evergreen Hosts "The Search for Peace: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" Lecture Series and Community Dialogue
"History of the Conflict" on Jan. 22, 2004 7-9 p.m. lecture, 9-10 p.m. dialogue
Free and open to the public
The Evergreen State College, in partnership with members of the Olympia-area community, hosts the second event in a six-part lecture series and community dialogue on "Searching for Peace: The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict" on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the First Church of Christ Scientist in downtown Olympia. "History of the Conflict" begins at 7 p.m. with lectures by University of Washington faculty members Dr. Ellis Goldberg and Dr. Farhat Ziadeh. The lecture is followed at 9 p.m. by a community dialogue session in facilitated small groups. Members of the public are invited to attend this free event that takes place on selected Thursday evenings in January and February.
Goldberg is an associate professor who teaches courses in Middle Eastern and comparative politics. From 1995-99, he chaired the Middle East Center of the Jackson School of International Studies. His first book, "Tinker, Tailor and Textile Worker" (University of California Press, 1986), examines the Egyptian labor movement. His most recent work, "Trade, Reputation and Child Labor in Egypt," will be published this year.
Ziadeh taught Near Eastern languages and civilization at the University of Washington. He received his doctorate from the University of London and specializes in Arabic language and literature, Islamic law and Islamic institutions.
Funding for "Searching for Peace" is made possible through an Atlantic Philanthropies grant and The Evergreen State College's Diversity Fund. For more information, contact Edie Harding at (360) 867-6453.
Future sessions are on Thursdays, with lectures from 7 to 9 p.m. and community dialogues from 9 to 10 p.m.: