War in Israel and Gaza in Context Perspectives on History, Politics, and Religion

Thursday, October 26, 2023 @ 4:30pm CST
Naylor Auditorium, Gailor Hall

The violent events of October 7th, 2023 shocked the world and set into motion what many fear will be a protracted regional war. This panel will examine the larger context of conflict in Israel and Palestine by drawing upon the expertise of four Sewanee faculty members whose work addresses issues including: the Arab-Israeli conflict, religious violence, and geopolitics. 

The goal of this panel is to broaden and to deepen our understanding of the sources of the conflict and its lived experiences; it is not a space for debate but rather for learning and for reflection on this ongoing tragedy. 

In addition to brief talks by each of the panelists, the event will incorporate a Q&A segment using polling software to give attendees the opportunity to submit questions anonymously throughout our discussion. 

We invite the Sewanee community to join us for this event on Thursday October 26th at 4:30 pm in Naylor Auditorium, Gailor Hall.

Poet Javier Zamora to Speak

Javier Zamora came to the U.S when he was 9 years old from El Salvador, escaping civil war. Today, he is a popular poet and Harvard fellow who writes about immigration and his experience crossing the border and life as an immigrant. He will recite his poetry in Sewanee on April 5th @ 4:30 PM at the Mary Sue Cushman Room at the Wick. This event is sponsored by the Writing House, Lecture's Committee, Community Engagement House, Spanish Department, English Department, International & Global Studies.

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