Brigham Young University students will hear lectures from several specialists during "Mideast Week" this week.
Bill Miller, executive director of the American Committee on U.S.-Soviet Affairs, will discuss the Iran-Iraq conflict, at noon Wednesday in Room 238 of the Clark Building. Before taking his current job, Miller was staff director for three Senate committees. He served in the Foreign Service in Iran from 1959 to 1964 and went there as a special emissary of the Carter administration during the hostage crisis.Ira Sharkansky, visiting professor of political science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will speak at 11 a.m. Thursday in Room 321 of the Maeser Building. He'll discuss the formation of the new Israeli government and its implications for future Israeli policy. Sharkansky taught political science at the University of Georgia and the University of Wisconsin before moving to Israel.
Bishara Bahbah, former director of United Palestinian Appeal, will discuss "The Recent Declaration of the Independence of the Israeli-Occupied Palestinian Territories." He'll speak at noon Friday in Room 238 of the Clark Building. Bahbah was present at the declaration by the Palestinian National Council in Algiers.