Understanding the Middle East

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  • A series of five lecture and question and answer programs on the history, politics, and current conditions in the Middle East, Islam, and problems in the Middle East region and possible solutions. A special anniversary presentation five years after the events of September 11, 2001.


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  • At head of title on disc labels: Wisconsin Academy presents.
  • "The Middle East series was sponsored by Pleasant T. Rowland Foundation"--Container.
  • DVD.


  • The Roots of conflict / Joe Elder (Sept. 13, 2006) (82:54) -- Rx for oil addiction : the Middle East and energy security / Jan H. Kalicki (Sept. 20, 2006) (1:05:55) -- The dilemma of fundamentalism / Martin E. Marty (Sept. 27, 2006) (1:20:53) -- Beyond the U.S. veil : women in the Middle East / Mary Layoun (Oct. 4, 2006) (1:34:54) -- Paths to peace (running title on screen: Exploring the paths to peace) / Nadav Shelef and Ali Abootalebi (Oct. 11, 2006) (1:38:43)
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