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[OPIRG-EVENTS] March 12th - "In the Shadow of War" panel discussion
From: "SPHR University of Ottawa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"In the Shadow of War: Imposing a Clash of Civilizations?"
Two informative presentations by Dr. Canon Naim Ateek and by Dr. Meir
Amor, two highly acclaimed speakers (one Palestinian, one Israeli)
that will cover amongst other current issues terrorism, religious
fundamentalism, the conflict in Israel/Palestine and the War on Iraq.
Those presentations will be moderated by Professor John Sigler,
former Director of Carleton University's prestigious Norman Patterson
School of International Relations.
The event will open with a presentation:
Reality on the ground under the cloud of War: A report from a visit to Iraq.
By Mary Foster
Iraq Peace Team member who has just returned from Baghdad.
The Age of Extremism: Christian Zionism and the War on Terror:
Reshaping the Map of the Middle East
By Dr. Canon Naim Ateek
President of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in Jerusalem
Dangerous Times: Regional Consequences to Palestinians and Israelis
By Dr. Meir Amor
Dr. Amor is an Israeli-Canadian professor of sociology at Concordia
University in Montreal
Location: Porter Hall, Room 231 Unicenter 2nd floor, Carleton U.
Date: Wednesday March 12th 2003
Time: 7:00 PM
If you don't know the hall, please check the Carleton University Map
for direction: http://www.carleton.ca/cu/campus/ (For Parking use
Parking Lot 2)
Professor John Sigler is one of Canada's most distinguished Political
Scientists who, in addition to his on-going scholarly contributions,
continues to provide commentary and critical analysis on TV and in
the press. Professor Sigler's research interests have concentrated on
American and Canadian foreign policy on the Middle East, with a
current focus on peace plans for ending the Arab-Israeli conflict, an
objective which is even more urgent in this period of intense crisis
Dr. Meir Amor is an Israeli-Canadian professor who teaches sociology
at Concordia University in Montreal. He has studied at the University
of Toronto were he wrote his dissertation on violent ethnocentric
eruptions. Dr. Amor has published several articles in Peace Magazine
dealing with the Israeli Palestinian conflict and focusing on
political and cultural dimensions within the Israeli Jewish society.
The Rev. Dr. Canon Naim Ateek is a Palestinian Christian. He is the
President of Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center in
Jerusalem and is a rising dynamic force in Palestinian political
discourse. Canon Ateek revered and respected by many people of all
faiths, is author of Justice, and Only Justice: A Palestinian
Theology of Liberation. Dr. Jim Wallace of Sojourners Magazine who
was the organizer of Bishop Tutu's US speaking tours in the past
introduced Rev Ateek in Jerusalem as "Palestine's Desmond Tutu".
During his 2001 North American tour, Rev Ateek was applauded by
thousands of Canadians and was heard by thousands more on radio and
Mary Foster has just returned from Baghdad, where she participated in
the Iraq Peace Team, an international grassroots initiative to show
solidarity with the people of Iraq. She is a social justice activist
with a background in political philosophy who has worked as a
researcher, NGO worker, and teacher. She has lived, worked and
travelled in the Middle East.
Canadian Friends of Sabeel http://www.sabeel.org
Solidarity for Iraqi and Palestinian Children (SIPC) email@example.com
Middle East Discussion Group (MEDG-Carleton)
Global Peace Coalition (GPC)
Read reports from the Iraq Peace Team at http://www.nowar-paix.ca/
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