Upcoming Events: Middle East

Fri 4/25

Image - LGBT Rights in Israel: 25 Years of Progress and Challenges

LGBT Rights in Israel: 25 Years of Progress and Challenges

Date: Fri, April 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Arthur Slepian, Executive Director and Founder, A Wider Bridge

Donny Inbar, Ph.D., Associate Director of Arts and Culture, Jewish Community Federation's Israel Center - Moderator

Having enacted LGBT anti-discrimination protections in 1992 and home to an open and vocal LGBT-rights movement, Israel's stance on equality is radically different from many of its neighbors. How has Israel become a place where LGBT people have a level of equality and visibility unlike anywhere else in the Middle East? Slepian, the founder of A Wider Bridge, which helps the LGBT community and allies build deeper connections with Israel, serves on the board of the Jewish Community Federation (S.F. Bay Area) and on the SF Jewish Community Relations Council.

Fri 5/9

Go to Syria and the Arab Spring

Syria and the Arab Spring

Date: Fri, May 09, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Turkey, S.F. Bay Area 
Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Broadcasting and Communication Arts, SFSU; Media Analyst 
Evgeny Avdoshin, Consul and Press Attache, Russian Consulate, San Francisco
Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Center for Investigative Reporting - Moderator

The distinguished panel will discuss the Syrian tragedy, which has caused hundreds of thousands of casualties and created over two million refugees. The panelists will be also focus on how the conflict has impacted neighboring countries.

Mon 10/27

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Middle East Discussion Group

Date: Mon, October 27, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

Mon 11/24

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Middle East Discussion Group

Date: Mon, November 24, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.

Mon 12/15

Go to Middle East Discussion Group

Middle East Discussion Group

Date: Mon, December 15, 2014
Time: 5:30 PM

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.