The recent establishment of Islamic regimes in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt and the impact on other Arab states, notably Syria, are the focus of “The Arab Spring, Political Islam and Israel,” a lecture by Moshe Maoz, Schusterman Visiting Israeli Scholar, Hebrew University. It is presented at 4 p.m., Sept. 17 at 202 S. Thayer St., Room 2022.
Maoz will examine the new domestic and foreign policies of the Islamic regimes and their attempts to create democratic systems. A major case in point will be Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood government has been recently toppled by major public demonstrations leading to a military coup.
Another is the civil war in Syria and its domestic, regional and international repercussions, with special attention to Israel. Maoz also will examine the strategies of these new Islamic regimes toward the West and Israel against the background of Sunni-Shi’i rift and the Israeli-Palestinian problem.
The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies is hosting the event.
Michael Eric Dyson, professor, Georgetown University, frequent television commentator and author of “I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King, Jr.,” will speak at a 5 p.m. Thursday event on North Campus commemorating the opening of The King Center Imaging Booth at the Duderstadt Media Union.
The exhibit provides an interactive experience that allows visitors to view thousands of documents, photographs, speeches and sermons, from and about King and other key figures of the Civil Rights Movement. It also makes available to anyone with Internet access public historical treasures that until now were accessible only to researchers.
Following Dyson’s talk at Chesebrough Auditorium, Chrysler Center, attendees will move at 6:15 p.m. to the nearby Duderstadt Media Union for a ribbon cutting and reception. The exhibit is on display through Sept. 20.
It was developed by JP Morgan Chase and The King Center in Atlanta. Co-sponsors are the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the 2014 North Campus MLK Committee, University Library, the 2014 MLK Symposium Planning Committee, and the University Diversity Council.
Margot Finn, a lecturer in university courses, on what she could not live without: “My existence would be profoundly different without the Internet (for research and communication).”
Audra McDonald performs favorite show tunes and more, 4 p.m. Sept. 15, Hill Auditorium.