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Middle East Business Seminar, Oct. 19
Author: Angela D. Abel, Office of University Communications, 503-725-8794
Posted: September 19, 2006

What: The Portland State University Library and PSU’s Middle East Studies Center present the 2006 Middle East Business Seminar. Moderated by Scott Goddin, director of the Portland U.S. Export Assistance Center the seminar includes speakers Hasan Behbahany and Ross Tamimi from API International, Kimberly Johns from the Under Sea Institute of Aqua-technology and Dana Shannon of the Master of International Management Program at Portland State. Each will share first-hand experiences in doing business in the Middle East. This seminar is supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

When: Thursday, October 19, 2006, 11:30–4 p.m.

Where: Downtown Portland, call 503-725-4552 for details.

Cost: Registration is $25 and includes parking and lunch.

Contact: For more information please call 503-725-4552, e-mail or visit

Background: In 2004, the Portland State Library received $320,000 in funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to enhance its Middle Eastern and Judaic Studies collections, supporting PSU’s Middle East Studies Center and Judaic Studies program. The PSU Library at Portland State University is home to 1.3 million volumes, serving over 800,000 patrons annually. The PSU Library recently completed a major $2.8 million renovation, developing a state-of-the-art research center and reorganizing the entire library collection.

The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University is committed to providing information and to promoting understanding of the people, cultures, languages, and religions of the Middle East in an open and objective atmosphere. As the only institution of higher education in Oregon with a degree-based Middle East program, PSU offers courses in Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, and Persian, and many other disciplines.

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