Reception & co-sponsor exhibits from 6:00pm | Presentation at 7:30pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 Northeast Hancock Street
Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth. He is the Director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut as well as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author. Rami was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in October 2006, and in November 2006, he was the co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to the Middle East.
Free & open to the public.
Presented by the Institute for Christian Muslim Understanding; co-sponsored with Portland Community College, the Westminster Presbyterian Church, and the Portland State University Center for Turkish Studies
The Institute for Christian-Muslim Understanding (ICMU) of Oregon and Southwest Washington seeks to encourage appreciation of and respect for Muslim and Christian religious traditions on their own terms without polemics and proselytism. The Institute seeks to promote mutual understanding and open nurturing relationships between these two religious communities. The Institute is committed to truth, justice and peace at local, national and international levels. Through community, academic and intercultural initiatives, ICMU seeks to focus on both the dimensions of these faiths and the challenges of living them.
Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Center
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.