World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads
It's your World. Know It!
World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads 4501 N Witchduck Rd Ste G, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 (757) 363-3090
email: firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.hrwac.org
February 26, 2015
Reception: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:15 pm
Limited seating, register early!
Ambassador Karen Stewart
Political Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and to NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
at The Reiff Center, Christopher Newport University
March 12, 2015
NATO Festival Dinner
February 4-18, 2015 Join Council board member Maria Zammit for an indepth look at this unique country.
August 14-22, 2015
Reserve by March 6 and save $300 per person!
Go to www.wacphila.org for details on these trips and other great excursions into foreign lands!
Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker
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Bay Diesel & Generator
Oceana Associates, LLC
Margaret Little, CFP
Frank Reidy Research Center
for Bioelectrics, ODU
Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission
January 17 - March 7, 2015
10:00 - 12:00
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Sectarianism in the Middle East
Dr. Joseph Hodes, Old Dominion University
Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi‘i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. But for all the religious discourse permeating the conflict, much of its roots are political, not religious. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?
Please note change:
"Syria's Refugee Crisis" is now on February 7
"India Changes Course" is now February 21
We apologize for any inconvenience resulting from the change.