[act-ma] 11/15/2007: Ford Hall Forum presents "Baghdad, Tehran, Beirut and Jerusalem - A Critical Arab View..." with Rami Khouri

Mary Curtin marycurtin at comcast.net
Sat Oct 20 15:13:41 PDT 2007

Middle East Policy 
October 2007
Ford Hall Forum Media Contact: Mary Curtin, 617-241-9664, 617-470-5867
(cell), marycurtin at comcast.net
Ford Hall Forum Director: Alex Minier, 617-373-5800,
alex at fordhallforum.neu.edu
[Rami Khouri is available for phone interviews]

Ford Hall Forum 
Free Public Lecture & Discussion Series
Baghdad, Tehran, Beirut and Jerusalem 
A Critical Arab View of America's Middle East Policies

Rami Khouri

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm
Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University
Egan Center, 120 Forsyth Street

(Boston, MA) Ford Hall Forum presents Baghdad, Tehran, Beirut and Jerusalem
- A Critical Arab View of America's Middle East Policies with Rami Khouri,
Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm. Followed by an open discussion. Admission is
free and open to all. Raytheon Amphitheater in Northeastern University's
Egan Center, 120 Forsyth Street, Boston. Wheelchair accessible and
conveniently located at the Northeastern stop on the MBTA Green Line and the
Ruggles stop on the MBTA Orange Line. Convenient parking at Renaissance
Parking Garage, 835 Columbus Ave. For more information call Ford Hall Forum
617-373-5800 or visit www.fordhallforum.org.

Rami Khouri is a Beirut-based internationally syndicated columnist, Director
of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at
the American University of Beirut, and editor-at-large of The Daily Star
newspaper. He also regularly shares his insights on the BBC, NPR, and CNN.
He joins Ford Hall Forum to shed light on the forces shaping the direction
and impact of United States policy in the Middle East. Where is it failing?
Are there effective policies and programs that should be expanded? And what
are the challenges that lay ahead?

Background information:

Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen whose family
resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth.  He is the Director of the Issam
Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American
University of Beirut as well as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily
Star newspaper, published throughout the Middle East with the International
Herald Tribune. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and
author.  Rami Khouri was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in
October 2006, and in November 2006, he was the co-recipient of the Pax
Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace and
reconciliation to the Middle East.

In its 99th fall series of events, the Ford Hall Forum presents seven open
public discussions on the issues concerning our community, nation, and world
today. With the 2008 election approaching, the Forum takes a hard look at
the state of our government and the policy issues that affect us all.
Across a wide range of perspectives -- from the left to the right, from the
harsh to the humorous -- the Forum hands over the microphone to
thought-provoking speakers on the front lines. To facilitate frank and open
discussion, equal time is provided for speakers' remarks and audience
members' questions. At the Ford Hall Forum, no speaker goes unquestioned and
no view goes unchallenged. 

The Ford Hall Forum promotes freedom of speech and fosters an informed and
effective citizenry through the public presentation of lectures, debates,
and discussions.  Its events illuminate the key issues facing our society by
bringing to its podium knowledgeable and thought-provoking speakers,
including some of the most controversial opinion leaders of our times. These
speakers are presented in person, for free, and in settings, which
facilitate frank and open debate.  As the nation's oldest free public
lecture series, it has a storied past as a venue for some of the most
intriguing figures in our nation's modern history, including Maya Angelou,
Isaac Asimov, Alan Dershowitz, W.E.B. DuBois, Stephen Jay Gould, Al Gore,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Ayn Rand, Cokie
Roberts, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Malcolm X, to name just a few. Programs of
the Ford Hall Forum are made possible through contributions from individual
members as well as corporations and foundations, including The Boston
Foundation, The Boston Public Library, Boston Private Bank & Trust Company,
The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Fidelity Investments, The Fred and Marty
Corneel Fund, Houghton Chemical Corporation, Jackson & Company, Levine Katz
Nannis + Solomon P.C., The Lowell Institute, Massachusetts Cultural Council,
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Northeastern University, The Old South
Meeting House, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation, Prince, Lobel, Glovsky &
Tye LLP, WBUR 90.9 FM, and WGBH 89.7 FM.  For more information log onto
www.fordhallforum.org or contact Alex Minier at alex at fordhallforum.org,


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