A Middle East specialist and adviser to Jordan's King Hussein will speak at Brigham Young University Thursday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m.

Kamel Abu Jaber will lecture on "Conflict in the Gulf: The Jordanian Perspective." Sponsored by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Jaber will speak in 238 Clark Building (the Kennedy Center). The event is open to the public.Jaber is a professor of political science at the University of Jordan, Amman, and director of the Jordan Institute of Middle Eastern Studies.

Editor of the Journal of the Arab Political Science Association, Jaber has written numerous articles and books on Middle East politics. He also is a confidant of the crown prince of Jordan.