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Alvernia College

400 St Bernardine St
Reading, PA 19607-1799

General Phone: 610-796-8200
Financial Aid Phone: 610-796-8356
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General

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Balancing Views on the Middle East on College Campuses, Case Hosts ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, Case's Rosenthal Center sponsor international conference during month-long celebration of the humanities CLEVELAND, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly 18 months of planning, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) and the Samuel Rosenthal Center for Judaic Studies of Case Western Reserve University will convene 21 distinguished scholars who will examine and explore academic strategies to balance teachings on the Middle East on college campuses when they meet for "Postcolonial Theory and the Middle East" at Case, October 29-31. October is National Humanities Month in the United States, and the scholars gathering at Case cross many disciplines, such as religion, philosophy, and anthropology, among others. "The interdisciplinary conference examines the effects of postcolonial theory on academic and public perceptions of the Middle East and its peoples, societies, cultures, politics and conflicts, and will assess whether the underlying premises and assertions are sound and justified, and, thus, whether the resulting perceptions of the Middle East are valid," said Philip Carl Salzman, conference chair and professor of anthropology at McGill University. SPME is an independent, faculty-driven, grassroots organization with approximately 700 members, representing 200 campuses worldwide. Its mission is to inform, motivate and encourage - more available