The first lecture of a three-part series may have already passed, but those interested in the Middle East conflict can delve into the hot topic on May 11 and 19 in a special lecture series offered by the .
This Friday, residents can learn about "." At this lecture, J.J. Surbeck, the executive director of Training and Education About the Middle East (T.E.A.M.), will give a presentation on Israel. Attendees will learn about Israel's prosperity, generosity and its many contributions to the world.
Guests at this lecture can expect to walk away with a newfound respect for the country, as they see what's underneath the mask of war. The lecture featuring Surbeck is May 11 from 1-2 p.m. at the library.
The third and final installment of the lecture series will be on May 19. "" will focus on the root cause of this century-old conflict in the region. Participants will learn about the conflict through a Palestinian narrative by Dr. Barghouti, which is largely omitted and unknown in the United States. Barghouti will end his presentation with his vision for a resolution of the conflict based on the universal concepts of equality, human, economic and cultural rights, and justice.
Barghouti's presentation on peace in the Middle East is May 19 at 2 p.m. at the library.
These lectures are all free and open to the public. Got questions? Call up the library at 619-463-9819.