Brown University faculty will take part in a teach-in titled “Why Gaza Matters” on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Room 117. The event is free and open to the public.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University will host a teach-in with faculty to discuss issues related to the ongoing events in Gaza. Free and open to the public, “Why Gaza Matters” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 5 p.m. in MacMillan Hall, Room 117, and can be viewed live at

Sponsored by the Middle East Studies program and the Watson Institute for International Studies, the event will include brief remarks by a panel of five Brown faculty, followed by questions from the audience. More information on the event is available online.


  • Beshara Doumani, the Joukowsky Family Professor of Modern Middle East History and director of Middle East studies;
  • Omer Bartov, professor of history;
  • Nina Tannenwald, senior lecturer in political science and director of the International Relations Program;
  • Melani Cammett, professor of political science; and
  • Sa’ed Atshan, postdoctoral fellow in international studies.

“Why Gaza Matters” is a teach-in that will include remarks by five Brown faculty to address questions raised by the ongoing situation in Gaza. A question and answer session for the audience will follow.

MacMillan Hall, Room 117
167 Thayer St.

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 5 p.m.