Bloustein School to present symposium on U.S. foreign policy in Middle East

September 10, 2013

middle-east-policyGiven the recent threat of a U.S. attack on Syria, it is both important and necessary to understand the U.S.’ approach to various countries in the Middle East. On Wednesday, September 18, the Bloustein School will present a panel discussion, “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.”

The panel will address a range of topics from Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, the role of Hezbollah and its ties to Syria and Iran, the situation in Egypt, the Arab Spring, and the Afghan war. All are invited to be a part of this vital discussion.

Panelists to include Morad Abou-Sabe (Egypt), Emeritus Professor, Rutgers University and President,  Egyptian American Professionals Society; Hooshang Amirahmadi (Hezbollah, Iran and Syria), Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Eric Davis (Iraq), Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University; Michael Greenberg (Chemical and nuclear weapons), Professor and Associate Dean of the Faculty,  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy; Deepa Kumar (The Arab Spring), Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle Eastern Studies,  Rutgers University; and Anasuya Ray (Afghanistan), PhD candidate, Rutgers School of Social Work. Moderated by Meredeth Turshen, Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be held in the Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, New Brunswick, NJ, on the campus of Rutgers University. For additional information please call (848) 932-5475.

Resources related to this symposium can be found on our Sakai site “US Foreign Policy in Middle East” Go to, and login with a NetID. Under My Workspace go to Membership > Joinable Sites, search “foreign” and join US Foreign Policy in Middle East. For step-by-step video instructions, visit


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