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Middle East 1001: ULM Political Science Hosting Panel Discussion Tuesday

“Middle East 1001: Where presidents, policies, and religions meet” will take place on Tuesday, February 4 at 6 p.m. in The Terrace on the 7th floor of the University Library. This event is free and open to the public.

The panel will discuss recent actions taken by the U.S. in the Middle East, including a history of Iranian-U.S. relations, the effect of foreign policy on presidential approval ratings, and the importance of understanding Islam to understanding the Middle East.

Faculty panelists include Joshua Stockley, Ph.D., and Jessica Schofield, Ph.D., with Patrick Exmeyer, Ph.D., moderating the discussion.

Dr. Schofield says about the session, "We're going to start with Iran and build from there to give people an idea of what is going, so they can form their own opinion. Then, the audience can ask about anything regarding the Middle East that they are interested in."

Cardiologist and Imam of the Islamic Center of Northeast Louisiana Mahmoud Sheikh-Khalil, M.D., will also be joining the panel. He is a local expert on interpretations of Islam and will answer questions that are specific about Islamic beliefs.

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