The Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project is thrilled to announce the second of a four-part workshop series for teachers and the general public entitled, “The History and Culture of the Middle East.” The next workshop will be held on Saturday May 12th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the CU Law School, preceded by an introductory evening on Friday May 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Chapel at the First Congregational Church at 1128 Pine St. Boulder, CO 80302.
The May workshop, “The Middle East: Myths and Realities,” will give an in-depth background of the compelling history of the Middle East and an understanding of the political and social dynamics of the area. It will help attendees make sense of the troubling issues facing the region today. Our featured presenter is Patrick D’Silva, Arabic and Islamic History Instructor at the University of Colorado, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. After lunch, we will be joined by Jennifer Klein of Principled Learning Strategies is a curriculum specialist and will offer teaching materials and tips to middle & high school teachers. It’s suitable not only for those actively teaching about the Middle East, but for anyone interested in learning more about this significant area of the world.
The day-long workshop will be preceded by an introductory Friday evening talk, “The Middle East: Understanding the Crisis of Religion and Politics,” conducted by Dr. Nader Hashemi, Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Politics, University of Denver.
The Boulder-Nablus Sister City Project is co-sponsoring the workshop series in conjunction with the CU Center for Asian Studies.