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Debate on Arab-Israeli Conflict October 23

Loyola press release - October 15, 2003

Loyola University New Orleans and The Loyola Society for Civic Engagement (LSCE) are presenting a lecture and debate, “Peace in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Prospects and Possibilities” on Thursday, October 23, 2003, 7 – 9 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium. Featured debaters are Jonathan Adelman, Ph.D., and Joseph Massad, Ph.D.

Both Adelman and Massad possess deep backgrounds in Arab-Israeli affairs. They will debate these issues and students will act as respondents to their presentations. The two speakers will then take written questions from the audience.

LSCE brings to campus intellectual debate between opposite sides of the political spectrum by arranging forums and debates involving students, faculty, community members, nationally recognized scholars and other experts on important and controversial issues.

Adelman is a professor at the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver and is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in Washington, D.C. Adelman received his doctorate from Columbia University and has toured as a speaker for the State Department in 13 countries.

Massad is assistant professor of modern Arab politics and intellectual history in the Department of the Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, where he received his doctorate in 1998. He has written numerous books that have been translated into several languages. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Palestine Studies.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Biever Lecture Series, the City College Student Association, the Loyola College Republicans, the Loyola Forensics Team, the Loyola Student Democrats, the Loyola Students in Free Enterprise and the Loyola Student Government Association.

For more information, contact Roger White, City College, 865-3530.

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