What: “A Deeper Dive, A Deeper Understanding” — a student gathering on the Middle East conflict.
This community dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will include a live Q&A panel featuring two Wayne State faculty members, Saeed Khan, an associate professor of teaching in Near East & Asian studies and director of the Center for the Study of Citizenship, and Howard Lupovitch, a professor of history and director of the Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies.
Who: Professors Khan and Lupovitch have been collaborating on talks and doing media interviews about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since 2011.
They have presented more than a dozen times together, including their annual “A Shared Future” presentations, which explore topics of importance to the Jewish and Muslim communities and aim to build relationships and unite members of the two communities. The three-part series typically takes place at three different venues — a Muslim-affiliated location, a Jewish-affiliated location and Wayne State.
Khan teaches Islamic and Middle East history, politics and culture, and global issues. He is a fellow at and founding member of the Center for the Study of Citizenship. He is also a senior research fellow at the Institute for Social Policy & Understanding: a Washington-based Think Tank promoting the study and analysis of U.S. social and domestic policy. Khan’s publications include his anthology, Global Studies: A Reader on Issues and Institutions, and his recently published co-authored book, What’s Going On Here? US Experiences of Islamophobia Between Obama and Trump.
Lupovitch specializes in modern Jewish history, specifically the Jews of Hungary and the Habsburg Monarchy. He recently completed a history of the Jews of Budapest and is currently writing a history of the Neolog Movement, Hungarian Jewry's progressive wing.
When: 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.
Where: Wayne State Student Center (5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit) in the Hilberry D room.
Contact: Matt Lockwood: 248-622-8060, email@example.com.