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The Middle East: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (in-person)

Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an in-person presentation about the Middle East, co-sponsored by the Avon Library and CT Chapter of the United Nations.

Although much of the Middle East is arid and seemingly barren, millions of people have made it their home since Humans first walked out of Africa thousands of years ago. It has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, has been the source of the Judeo-Christian Tradition, and is now a critical geo-political region, situated over an immense supply of oil and religious dynamism. It has been the focus- for better and worse- of significant western engagement for decades, and is in the midst of realignment with the Abrahamic Accords, as well as playing host for the United Nations Climate Summit later this year. Exploring these issues to clarify and imagine the future is Hamish Lutris, scholar with a lifetime interest and study of the Middle East.

Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Geography at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a well-known speaker and instructor throughout Connecticut and the region with long experience in Central Europe, having been involved in education, strategic planning, and international research cooperation programs there. He has also worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, and has led naturalist and educational programs in both the United States and Europe. His program interests cover a number of areas including Native American history, the US Civil War, Scientific, Social and cultural history, World Wars I and II, and the American West.

Please register so that we can set up the community room with appropriate spacing.


Saturday, December 2
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


AFPL Adult Programs
860-673-9712 ext 4
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281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001 United States
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