The Bell

Making Sense of the Middle East Conflict

Dr. Heather Keaney, associate professor of history and director of the Istanbul Semester at Westmont College, recently visited Gordon to shed light on the turbulence in the Middle East by sharing Sunni scholars’ response. In a lecture hosted by the Division of Social Science, she provided context to the unrest, crystallized Islam for the Christian audience, and used the prestigious Al-Azhar University as a reference point for understanding the Arab Spring. more