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Fitness coach will teach boxing to women in Dubai
November 14, 2016

By Lilja Jonsson, Adminstrative Services

jessica-whitt-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A University Recreation instructor who grew up spending summers in Dubai will return to the Middle Eastern city in December to teach women to become Pink Gloves Boxing instructors.

Sept. 16, 27, 29: Policing, education, refugee crises considered
September 13, 2016

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Policing and race in America, school funding in Washington and Mideast refugees in Europe are the topics of free, public presentations hosted by the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service this month at Washington State University.

Former top military advisor: Strategic atrophy plagues U.S.
August 24, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

James-MattisPULLMAN, Wash. – Retired four-star general James Mattis, who once led the United States’ most high-profile military command, addressed a large audience at Washington State University on Tuesday with a word of warning: Turmoil in the Middle East is getting worse and it won’t improve soon.

Aug. 23: Revered ‘warrior monk’ general to speak at WSU
August 18, 2016

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

James-MattisPULLMAN, Wash. – Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis – who recently declined bids to enter the U.S. presidential election as a third-party candidate – will present a free, public talk at Washington State University at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the CUB junior ballroom.

Aug. 23: A way ahead for the U.S. in the Middle East
August 11, 2016

James-MattisPULLMAN, Wash. – Efforts that the U.S. should and should not undertake to support peace and prosperity in the Middle East and at home will be discussed by retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. A reception will be at 1:30 p.m.

Feb. 23-24: Protecting world treasures from war
February 9, 2016

By Adriana Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Joris-Kila-in-MaliPULLMAN, Wash. – A world leader in rescuing precious objects of cultural heritage from the ravages of war will present two free, public addresses at Washington State University Feb. 23-24.

Media war: ISIS insights from former Mideast correspondent
February 24, 2015

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

pintak-l-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The beheading of American freelance journalist James Foley. YouTube videos flaunting a Jordanian pilot’s fiery death. Mass beheadings and other barbaric images tweeted and posted on Facebook. Week-by-week the Islamic State, known as ISIS, ratchets up atrocity and serves it to news outlets around the globe.

Feb. 23: Rise, nature, goals of radical ISIS discussed
February 20, 2015

By Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities marketing & communications intern

isis-80RICHLAND, Wash. – “The Rise of ISIS and the New Iraq War: Threat, Myth and Blowback” will be discussed by an academic and an imam at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.

Pianist to present seminar on musical tour of the Middle East
October 31, 2008

PULLMAN — Jody Graves will present a guest seminar about her tour of the Middle East on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Kimbrough room 101 at WSU. The seminar is sponsored by WSU School of Music’s Pullman Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association.

Graves, associate professor of piano at Eastern Washington University, served as a cultural ambassador to the United States in the Persian Gulf in May of 2006. As an ambassador, Graves, along with her two colleagues of the Sapphire Trio, toured the Middle East. The tour included concerts, master classes and local events in … » More …

Former hostage, CNN Middle East bureau chief to speak
April 6, 2006

Jerry Levin, former American hostage and CNN Middle East bureau chief and current Christian Peacemaker Teams volunteer, and his wife Sis Levin are to speak on their work for peace and nonviolence in the West Bank. The lecture, titled “A Report on the Struggle to Wage Peace and Nonviolence in the Holy Land,” will take place at 2:50 p.m. April 20 in the WSU Vancouver Multimedia Classroom Building, room 1. The event is free and open to the public.The presentation is a sharing of their firsthand account of what is happening today in Palestine and Israel. As an experienced television reporter, Levin tells a powerful … » More …