The new season of the Middle East Lecture series begins on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm in Geneva Hall. Our first speaker of this new season is Dr. Daniel Serwer. Dr. Serwer's topic is "The Role of Religion in the Arab-Israeli Conflict: What Has God Got To Do With It?”
Professor Daniel Serwer (Ph.D., Princeton) directs the Conflict Management Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is also affiliated as a Scholar with the Middle East Institute.
His current interests focus on the civilian instruments needed to protect national security as as well as transition and statebuilding in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Balkans. Formerly vice president of the Centers of Innovation at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)he led teams there working on rule of law, religion, economics, media, technology, security sector governance, and gender.