The Middle East Studies Center’s Lunch & Learn series offers students, faculty, and members of the community an opportunity to learn about events in the region from experts in the field. Through informal presentations followed by discussion, scholars offer academic analysis of current events including subjects such as the Egyptian revolution, humanitarian aid in Libya, and the UN vote on Palestinian statehood. These conversations provide a forum for the community to engage in thoughtful dialogue about the region, ask questions, and share their opinions. This responsive series fosters an increase in international awareness and a community of learning with a shared interest in the Middle East.
To find out about the next installment of the series, and other Middle East Studies Center events, please visit http://www.pdx.edu/middle-east-studies/. Bring your lunch and join the Middle East Studies Center for the next Lunch & Learn event!
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.