We are delighted to announce the 19th Annual Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Memorial Lecture will be given by Phyllis Bennis. The title of her talk is “Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, ISIS & the New Global War on Terror.”
We sincerely hope you will be able to join us at 3:00 PM on Saturday November 16th in Law Auditorium at The University of Toledofor what we know will be another outstanding event in this lecture series.
Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, and of the Amsterdam-based Transnational Institute. She writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and throughout the world on Middle East issues including Palestine-Israel, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, and US foreign policy — appearing in the media, lecturing at universities and teach-ins, briefing parliamentarians and government officials. She is a co-founder of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights and the Iraq-era anti-war coalition United for Peace and Justice. She co-chaired the UN-based civil society International Coordinating Network on Palestine, and serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. Her most recent books include Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer, Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Palestine issues, and was short-listed twice to become the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Territory.
The Mikhail Endowment Fund was originally established through a donation from the Mikhail family to honor the work and contributions of Maryse Mikhail and her involvement in educational, philanthropic and interfaith organizations. The main purpose of the fund is to support an annual lecture dealing with Arab culture, history, politics, economics, and other aspects of life in the Middle East including issues of peace and justice. More information about the Lecture Series is available at mikhaillecture.wordpress.com.
Whether or not you are able to join us, we hope you will consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the fund to help ensure the continuation of the lecture series for years to come. Any amount is welcome, and checks should be made payable to the UT Foundation with a notation of the Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail Endowment Fund (#1301-005). Gifts may be sent to The University of Toledo Foundation, P.O. Box 586, Toledo, OH, 43607-0586. Secure online gifts may be made at give2UT.utoledo.edu.