Global Spotlight Series will focus on Middle East

The Global Spotlight Series sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Department of Political Science and Public Affairs wraps up this semester with a Monday, April 13, panel featuring four presentations themed “Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Rapprochement and Middle East Peace.”

Robert Clines, WCU assistant professor of history, will discuss “The Medieval and Early Modern Levant: A Historical Perspective.”

Jackie Sievert, assistant professor of political science, will explore “Israelis and Palestinians After the 2015 Election.”

“Asymmetric Information: A Librarian’s View of Middle East Peace” is the title of the presentation by Ray Maxwell, reference librarian for the College of Business.

Jeffrey Vickery of the Department of Philosophy and Religion will address “Jerusalem, My Happy Home: One City, Three Faiths.”

Previous discussions in the series focused on climate change and on the South China Sea.

The April 13 event will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 130 of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Niall Michelsen, associate professor of political science, at 828-227-3336.