The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

Iran, Persian Culture and the Persian/Arabian Gulf
Paul Beran, Director, Outreach Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
Friday, December 10, 2010 at 10 a.m.
in the McCarthy Meeting Room

Iran, Persian Culture and the Persian/Arabian Gulf is a dynamic part of the Middle East region. This talk will focus on Iran and discuss Iranian-Gulf relations and US foreign policy interests.

Paul Beran is the director of the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. The Center has been awarded National Resource Center status by the US Department of Education and serves educators, students and the general public on topics related to the Middle East region. Paul teaches, Introduction to the Conflict in Israel and the Occupied Territories, a Government course with an intensive writing focus and directs the Egypt Forum, a program of training for K-12 educators on Middle East region studies and Egypt. He received his MA in Political Science and PhD in International Public Policy from Northeastern University and regularly writes and speaks on topics related to civil society in the Middle East region and the West, Middle East politics, regional human rights and development, and US foreign policy. Paul has worked, researched or taught in Turkey, Israel, the Occupied Territories, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan and Lebanon and has lived in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Cairo
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This lecture is part of the Friday Morning Lecture Series sponsored by the Library and Learning in Retirement Association. It is funded by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library. For information on this series and other upcoming lectures click here: http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/programs/programs/friday_morning_lectures.html