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Fulbright Scholar Dr. Faisal Al-Rfouh
to present 'The Importance of Solving the Arab-Israeli Conflict' March
March 11, 2010
Arkansas State University-Jonesboro’s Middle East Studies Committee will
sponsor a free lecture by Dr. Faisal Al-Rfouh, Fulbright Scholar and
former Jordanian Minister of Culture on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. at
Center for Economic Development, 316 University Loop West, Jonesboro.
Dr. Al-Rfouh will speak on “The Importance of Solving the Arab-Israeli
Conflict." Dr. Al-Rfouh will be on campus Monday-Wednesday, March 15-17.
Dr. Al-Rfouh was awarded his PhD in International Relations in 1986 from
Meerut University, Meerut, India. He earned both his Mphil (Master of
Philosophy) in 1983 and his MA in Political Science in 1982 from
Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He earned his BA in
Political Science in 1979 from Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq. He is
currently pursuing post-doctoral research in International Relations at
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich., where he is a Fulbright
Dr. Al-Rfouh has held many political offices and is well-known as an
academic. He has served Jordan as that country’s Acting Minister of
Health and its Acting Minister of Labour. He has served as Jordan’s
Minister of Social Development and as its Minister of Administrative
Development, and as Jordan’s Minister of Culture.
In his academic career, Dr. Al-Rfouh is a visiting professor in the
Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, and a visiting Fellow, The Center for International Governance
Innovation, (CIGI), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the
Trustee Board of Al-Qadesieh College, in Amman, Jordan, and served as
chairman of the Department of Political Science at the University of
Jordan, Amman from 2007-2009. He served as vice dean for Development at
the University of Jordan from 2005-2007, and currently serves on the
editorial board of the Democracy and Security Journal, published by
Taylor and Francis Group.
He is the author of numerous books and articles on foreign policy
theory, globalization, the culture of peace, the role of NGOs, the role
of political Islam, and more.
For more information, contact
Dr. Gil Fowler (email@example.com),
associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308.
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