The UCI Olive Tree Initiative presents:

“Panel Discussion on Teaching about the Middle East”
with Roberta Seid, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, UCI
Bojan Petrovic, Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, UCI
Mark Levine, Professor of History, UCI
Daniel Brunstetter, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UCI

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
12:30-2:00 p.m.
UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach B

For further information, please contact Daniel Wehrenfennig,

About the Olive Tree Initiative: Founded in 2007 by a diverse group of students working in association with the School of Social Sciences’ Center for Citizen Peacebuilding, the Olive Tree Initiative seeks to create open dialogue on the Israel-Palestine conflict.  Students and community members involved with the initiative travel to the Middle East to hear perspectives from Israeli and Palestinian academics, community leaders, and other figures with first-hand knowledge of the conflict. Through their journey, they seek to gain an understanding of the issues beyond the stories found in media and share their findings with the campus and Orange County community upon their return. Learn more at

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