by Harrison Richman, University of Hartford Communications Intern
This month, the upperclassmen will have a big opportunity with global impact. A global studies event held at the University of Connecticut will give the students the
societal tools they need to understand other cultures as they move into the collegiate world. This Global Studies Event will be a conversation between students and bestselling author/journalist Yossi Klein Halevi, alongside Palestinian authority advisor Ghaith Al-Omari.
Both men are critically acclaimed for their work making it a unique and informative experience. University of Connecticut professor and Vice President of global affairs Daniel Weiner will moderate the Q&A and students will be able to ask questions at their leisure. The conversation will surround the current political and social climate of the Middle East and why it is so difficult for Israelis and Palestinians to find peace in their native countries. Students will be asked to prepare questions ahead of time and will get a chance to ask them to the panel directly. The event will be held at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus at the Konover Auditorium at Dodd Research Center on March 25th.