Press Release for Monday, September 20, 2004

Media Advisory: Doran Lecture Sept. 27

Contact Sharon Ashton
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2115

JACKSONVILLE -- Mideast expert Michael Doran will speak on “The Schizophrenic Saudi State” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

Doran is an assistant professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His lecture is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council’s Global Issues Forum and UNF’s Distinguished Voices Lecture Series. The event is free and open to the public.

Doran studied the first Arab-Israeli war and published Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question. His articles in Foreign Affairs - “Somebody Else’s Civil War,” “Palestine, Iraq, and American Foreign Policy” and “The Saudi Paradox” - have made him a popular speaker on Mideast issues.

Doran received his doctorate from Princeton in Near Eastern Studies in 1997 and has worked at Princeton since 2000. He worked as a professor of history at the University of Central Florida from 1997-2000.

UNF and the World Affairs Council are co-hosts for several lectures this year. The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to engaging the community in global issues.

For a complete list of Distinguished Voices lectures at UNF that are free and open to the public, visit and click on the Distinguished Voices link.

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