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March 8, 2004
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Prospects For Peace Forums Scheduled
A two-part community forum, "Prospects for Peace: Historical Roots of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict," will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 14, and Sunday, March 21, at South Dakota Tech in Rapid City.
Hani Shafai and Wayne Gilbert will speak March 14. Dr. Timothy Schorn will speak March 21. Questions and discussion will be encouraged.
The forums are organized by the Black Hills area group, Bridges for Intercultural Understanding. The group's mission is to facilitate public dialogue on global and local intercultural issues. Co-sponsors of the forum include South Dakota Tech, Rapid City Regional Hospital's Cultural Diversity Committee, the Rapid City Journal, Oglala Lakota College and the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce Cultural Diversity Committee.
Shafai was born in the Gaza Strip. He has studied and worked as an engineer in Rapid City since 1981, and currently runs his own engineering firm, Dream Design International. Gilbert was raised and educated in South Dakota, received his law degree from the University of South Dakota, and works as a legal writer and investigator for a Spearfish law firm. He is currently the president of the Synagogue of the Black Hills. Dr. Schorn is associate professor of political science at the University of South Dakota, as well as director of the Political Science Master of Arts Program and coordinator of the University's International Studies Program. His areas of specialty include Middle Eastern Politics, International Law, and International Terrorism.
The forums are scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Electrical Engineering/Physics Building room 252. They are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
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