International Lecture Series – Perspectives on the Middle East and Asia

When: September 12, 2009

From: 10:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Where:  St. John’s College

Lecture 1: Perspectives on the Middle East and Asia

Lecturer:  Bill Stewart

This introductory lecture will provide a broad-ranging discussion of the interrelationships and friction points that exist within the Muslim World, with its neighbors, and with other nations around the world. This intricate and confusing mosaic of connections and disconnections inevitably complicates any foreign policy initiatives. The talk will shed light on the current complexities as well as provide insights on how they have come about.

Bill Stewart writes a weekly column on politics and foreign affairs for the Santa Fe New Mexican. In the 1960s, he was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, serving in India, Washington and Vietnam. He joined Time magazine in 1971 as a correspondent and writer. For the next 20 years, he was Bureau Chief or correspondent in India, Japan, the Middle East (based in Beirut) and Southeast Asia (based in Hong Kong).

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