‘Understanding the Middle East’ presentation in Marbleton March 15
February 18, 2016
The Big Piney Library will sponsor a free presentation by Seth Ward on Tuesday, March 15th at 12:30PM at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Center. Seth Ward will present "Understanding the Middle East".
Every week brings news from the Middle East. Conflicts seem never-ending. Democracy and human rights appear challenged. Violence grows ever more vicious. This forum will attempt to provide perspective on such issues as Sunnis vs. Shias, extremists vs. moderates, "religious" vs. "secular", traditional tribal vs. modern national values, and conflict between Muslims, Christians, Jews and other religious groups and subgroups – all necessary to be an informed participant in debates about our roles in the region.
Seth Ward teaches Islamic history and religion at the University of Wyoming. He received his PhD in Near Eastern languages and literature from Yale University. "Understanding the Middle East" is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its ThinkWY Road Scholars Tours program.
The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations and is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities with additional support from private donors and the Wyoming Legislature.