Mideast expert presentation 9/27

Veteran Middle East expert to
present at Purdue Calumet Friday (9/27)

A veteran Middle East analyst, journalist and consultant who contributed to the 1979 peace treaty between Israel and Egypt will discuss the Middle East at 6:30 p.m., Friday (9/27) at Purdue University Calumet.

Impressive insight

Mark Bruzonsky will present “America and the Middle East—So Many Wars, So Little Peace, WHY?” in Room 103 of the Gyte Building. Admission is free.

“Mr. Bruzonsky has been a keen observer and offers impressive insight about the Middle East and international affairs,” Purdue Calumet Professor and Director of the university’s Center for Global Studies Yahya Kamalipour said.

Bruzonsky publishes MiddleEast.org. He also has served as a world affairs and Middle East consultant for the Woodrow Wilson Center at the Smithsonian, Congressional Quarterly and the National Geographic Society.

Well traveled

He has traveled to more than 45 nations, observing various governments and gathering information for his stories, which have been published in journals and newspapers worldwide. Bruzonsky is a graduate of The Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, as well as New York University Law School, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar.

“My hope is that Mr. Bruzonsky’s public presentation will result in productive dialogues, research and enhanced understanding of the complexities of the Middle East and international relations,” Kamalipour, who has been instrumental in bringing Bruzonsky to Purdue Calumet, said.

The presentation is sponsored by the university’s Department of Communication and Creative Arts and the Center for Global Studies.

Admission is free

Purdue Calumet’s Gyte Building is located just north of 171st Street off Woodmar Avenue. Free parking is available in lots accessible from traffic lights at 173rd and 169th Streets. More information about Bruzonsky’s presentation can be obtained by contacting the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at 219/989-2393.