Aug. 27 Crown Center panel discussion: What's Up in the Middle East

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies will host a panel discussion on Thursday, Aug. 27 about some of the current issues in the Middle East: Will the “Obama factor” increase the chances of peace in the region? What are the political and economic implications of the post-election upheavals in Iran?

The discussion will begin at 3 p.m. in the Rapaporte Treasure Hall of Goldfarb Library.


  • Prof. Shai Feldman, the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center


  • Dr. Naghmeh Sohrabi, Assistant Director for Research, Crown Center
  • Prof. Asher Susser, Senior Fellow on the Myra and Robert Kraft Chair for Arab Politics
  • Prof. Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East

Join us and share some fresh ideas, delicious Middle Eastern fare and stimulating conversation. Get to know more about the center, course offerings, and chat with the faculty.

For more information, please visit the Crown Center Web site.

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