Friday, April 13, 2007

Professor John Damis Talks at RAPSU Meeting April 12, 2007

At the RAPSU general membership meeting on Thursday, April 12, 2007 Dr. John Damis was the guest speaker. Dr. Damis is s professor of Political Science and International Studies. He is also the director of the Middle East Study Center. He earned an AB in history at Harvard College (1962); an AM in Middle East Studies at Harvard University (1964); and his Ph.D. in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1970). He has worked for the Department of State (1975-77) and the United Nations (1993-94). His publications include four books and monographs and over thirty articles and chapters on the politics and international relations of the Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Damis gave a very organized talk devoting 20 minutes to current conditions in Lebanon and 20 minutes to current conditions in Iran. There was a lively discussion period for another 20 minutes concerning aspects of his talk and other topics such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

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