Middle East expert and Brigham Young University associate professor Donna Lee Bowen will analyze the current situation in the Middle East on Friday, Feb. 1, at noon at the Provo/Orem Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Forum in the Excelsior Hotel.

Lee received a doctorate in Near Eastern languages from the University of Chicago, a bachelor's in political science from the University of Utah and has done extensive field work in the Middle East. She is also a consultant for the Smithsonian Institution and the World Bank.RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce, 224-3636.