Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 10:15am to 11:30am
The symposium explores a single topic in-depth through a variety of presentations led by experts from both beyond campus and within the Hope community. The program will include two keynote addresses, a series of short talks, and two blocks of concurrent focus sessions and department-sponsored presentations.
All CIS events are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, February 24
7:00 p.m. - Dimnent Chapel
Opening Keynote Address: Dr. Gary M. Burge
"Five Things I've Learned from the Middle East"
Thursday, February 25
9:00 a.m. - Dimnent Chapel
Keynote Address: Nabil Costa
"The Middle East: Problem or Opportunity?"
10:15 a.m. - Knickerbocker Theatre
8-10 minute short talks featuring: Nabil Costa, Yasmin Moll, Ohanes Khacherian, Jessica Korte, Habeeb Awad
11:30 a.m. - Lunch Break
$6 lunch available at Phelps Dining Hall for CIS guests
2:30 p.m. - Department Sessions
Learning Arabic in the United States: Prospects & Challenges
Strategies for Peacemaking in Israel/Palestine
Path to Peace Leads through the Past
The Body Speaks For Peace: Cultivating Community And Trust Through Movement
Ancient Christians and Modern Terrorists: Are Christians and Christianity Becoming Extinct in the Middle East Today?
Sponsored by the departments of Communication, Dance, Modern and Classical Languages, Peace Studies Program/A.J. Muste Memorial Lecture Series, Religion