Joyce Dalsheim, assistant professor in the Department of Global, International and Area Studies, will discuss sectarianism in the Middle East as the fifth speaker in the 2015 Great Decisions lecture series. This free, public presentation is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, at UNC Charlotte Center City.
Dalsheim is a cultural anthropologist who studies nationalism, religion and the secular and conflict in Israel/Palestine. She has written two books, “Unsettling Gaze: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion and the Israeli Settlement Project” and “Producing Spoilers: Peacemaking and Production of Enmity in a Secular Age.” She has taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Wake Forest University. In 2005, she held the Rockefeller Fellowship at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
The Office of International Programs coordinates the annual Great Decisions lecture series for the Charlotte community in January and February to discuss issues foreign policy issues selected as pressing by the Foreign Policy Association. The series is coordinated in collaboration with Charlotte Country Day School and the World Affairs Council of Charlotte.