Dr. Josef Olmert, a Middle East scholar and statesman, will be a guest speaker at UNC Pembroke on April 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the U.C. Annex.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
A faculty member at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Olmert will speak on “Religion, Sect and State in the Arab Middle East.” The talk will discuss contemporary affairs in the Middle East.
Dr. Olmert is a scholar of the modern Middle East, specializing on Syria. As a scholar, journalists and political insider, he is a frequently contributor to the popular media.
The brother of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Dr. Olmert has also served as an adviser for several Israeli prime ministers, including Yitzhak Shamir during the first Gulf War and was involved in International Peace Conference.
Besides blogging for the Huffington Post, Dr. Olmert has appeared many times on television in the U.S. and abroad. He has written columns for The Jerusalem Post and Yediot Aharonot, Isreal’s largest newspaper by circulation.
He earned a Ph.D. form the London School of Economics and is the author of three books and numerous articles. He is fluent in Hebrew, Arabic and English.
The lecture is sponsored by UNCP’s programs on Terrorism and Middle Eastern and Jewish Studies and the departments of Philosophy and Religion, History and Political Science.
For more information, please contact Dr. Moti Inbari at 910.775.4418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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