Continuous Crisis in the Middle East
Revealing False Stereotypes and Misleading Narratives
As the holiday season rolls around, the Middle East is again torn by conflicts. America pays a high price for this violence, yet a peaceful resolution remains elusive: the Palestinian/Israeli conflict in the Holy Land is the longest running unresolved confrontation in the world. America’s tension with Iran has now lasted almost 35 years. The civil war in Syria is only about two years old, yet threatens serious long-term consequences for the entire region. Iraq and Afghanistan remain in turmoil.
The Rogue Ale Public House at 748 SW Bay Blvd in Newport is the location for the Dec. 3 gathering at 7 pm to discuss issues in the Middle East with Gilbert Schramm, an expert long-experienced in the field. During the presentation and discussion, refreshments can be ordered from the menu
This presentation, led by Gilbert Schramm, will give context and background for better understanding of recent developments in this perpetually war-torn region. Military and political relationships between the US, Iran, Syria, Israel and Palestine will be the main focus to reveal choices on what can be done to promote peace and justice. Challenging false stereotypes and misleading narratives are a key part of this effort.
Schramm has BA degrees in English Literature and History, with a focus on US foreign policy and the Middle East. He served two tours in the US Peace Corps in Yemen and Bulgari. He has lived and taught in Pakistan, South Korea, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Schramm also earn his Masters Degree in applied linguistics (TESOL) with special emphasis on intercultural issues.
The Interfaith Community for Peace and Justice is sponsoring this event. For further information, call Gilbert Schramm at 541-265-7302.