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Education Contributes to Mid-East Conflicts, Scholar Says

Middle East scholar Moshe Ma’oz, professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the presentation, Islam, Ideology and Education, about the influence of religious and secular ideologies on educational institutions of the Middle East. In his address, Ma’oz will explain how educational institutions throughout the region can be forces that stoke conflict, sometimes purposely and sometimes inadvertently. The event is free and open to the public.

A widely published author whose books are known to foreign affairs experts throughout the world, Ma’oz is an authority on ethnic and religious conflict, with a particular focus on Israeli-Syrian relations. He has held positions at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution and the Wilson Center, and has served as advisor to Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, as well as Defense Minister Ezer Weizman.

Ma’oz will answer questions after his remarks, and a complimentary reception will follow.

This event, sponsored by Duquesne’s School of Education, is the first in its Dialogue Series, an ongoing speaker series that will explore how scholarship in education shapes public policy. For information, call 412.396.6094.

Where: Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union

When: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 4 p.m.

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