Sacred Sands: How Islam and History Shape the Modern Middle East
Chase Untermeyer served as US ambassador to the wealthy and influential nation of Qatar from 2004 to 2007. He will share his insights into how the Middle East has been influenced by the religion that sprang from it in the 7th century and by its contentious relationship with the West that began with the Crusades of the Middle Ages. His lecture will tell how the United States came to be involved in a region from which It cannot seem to extricate itself, as much as presidents of both parties have yearned to do so.
Live Zoom Webinar with Q&A.
Other classes offered by Chase Untermeyer that may interest you include:
Congress and the Lobby | September 17
The Nine: A Non-lawyer’s Look at the Supreme Court | October 15
The Middle East: A Trouble-free Tour of Trouble Spots | December 10
Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.