Me and My Job
At my Middle East Studies job, I've been working on organizing a conference with the theme "Change in the Middle East," which will take place Sunday, March 26 and be open to the general public. We plan to announce the full program by the end of next week, but can say now that Mona Eltahawy will be the keynote speaker. If you want to make a weekend of it, Dialogue International has just announced the program for the 2nd Annual International Conference on Islam, March 24-25 and also here in Madison.
One last event of general interest is the appearance in town on March 8 of Jerusalem Post Executive Editor and columnist Amotz Asa-El. He will be giving a public lecture called "Politics and the Media in Israel" at 7:30 p.m. at Hillel. This event is sponsored by Hillel, Wisconsin Society of Jewish Learning, the Graduate Student Israel Education Initiative, and MadPAC with collaboration from the Middle East Studies Program.