A panel of Hamilton College faculty experts will discuss “What’s Going on in Syria,” on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m., in the Red Pit (room 127), KJ. The panel will feature former U.S. Ambassador Edward Walker, Jr., Professor of History Shoshana Keller, and Visiting Instructor of Critical Languages Mireille Koukjian. The discussion is free and open to the public.
Walker a 1962 Hamilton graduate, has served as U.S. ambassador to Israel, the Arab Republic of Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates. He is currently the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory at Hamilton and is former president of the Middle East Institute, a Washington-based think tank on Middle East Policy. Before assuming the presidency of the Middle East Institute, Walker worked with Colin Powell in the Bush administration as assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs, a position he had previously held under Madeleine Albright during the second Clinton administration.
Keller teaches courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian history as well as Russian history from the Vikings to Putin. Koukjian is an instructor in Arabic in the Critical Languages Program.