News and Notes

A Newsletter for Faculty and Staff of Idaho State University

March 1, 2010 — Vol. 26 No. 9

ISU Frank Church Symposium This Week

Idaho State University’s 39th annual Frank Church Symposium running March 3-5 will be on the theme "The Middle East," and will feature David Meyer delivering the keynote address "Terror, Nukes, Land, and Peace: U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Middle East in the Obama Administration."

Meyer will deliver his keynote address at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in the Pond Student Union Wood River Room. Meyer, who earned his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, is currently associate professor of government at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. In June, 2009, he was an Academic Fellow of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy studying counter-terrorism at Tel Aviv University and throughout Israel and the West Bank. He has taught a variety of classes on political science, the politics of the Middle East and the history of Islam.

The International Affairs Council, an Idaho State University student organization funded by the Associated Students of ISU, is hosting the symposium. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Pond Student Union. It runs from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. March 3, 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 and 9:15 a.m. to noon March 5.

This year's symposium includes lectures and panel discussions on various topics, including:

For a complete schedule and more information on the symposium contact the ISU International Studies Office at 282-3043 or visit the International Affairs Council Web site at www.isu.edu/iac/2010/Blog/Entries/2010/2/1_The_Schedule!.html.