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Scholar to discuss Middle East in upheaval

Posted: October 23, 2013 - 5:14pm

The Crain-Mailing Center of Jewish Culture at Hendrix College will host “The Middle East in Upheaval: Implications for Israel and the United States,” a lecture by Dr. Daniel Pipes on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in Worsham Hall in the Student Life and Technology Center.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ellen Kirsch, director of the Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture at Kirsch@hendrix.edu or 501-450-4598.

Dr. Pipes is the director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. The Wall Street Journal has called Pipes “an authoritative commentator on the Middle East” and MSNBC describes him as one of the “best-known Mideast policy luminaries.” His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the National Review and in newspapers around the globe.

Pipes received his A.B. and Ph.D. in history from Harvard University and spent six years studying abroad, including three years in Egypt. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He served in various capacities in the U.S. government, including two presidentially-appointed positions, vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships and board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has also been recognized as one of Harvard University’s 100 most influential living graduates.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.

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