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'What They Think of US'

What do people in other countries think about the United States? Feelings about America and its war on terrorism have seldom been more passionate or polarized, particularly in the Islamic world. Americans are waging war in Iraq, pushing the peace process in the Middle East and leading a massive tsunami relief effort in Asia. How have these efforts affected foreign perceptions of the U.S.?

Temple's Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts have gathered a remarkable group of scholars from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Indonesia and Europe for "What They Think of US: International Percep tions of America's War on Terror," a series of panel discussions on Thursday, March 24.

Focusing primarily on American relations with Islamic nations, panelists will discuss perceptions of America's role in the world -- past, present and future -- as well as terrorism, the Bush administration and regional challe nges.

The speakers will be available to visit with classes, students and faculty members on Friday, March 25 (they'll join Ralph Young's "Dissent in America" seminar at 3:30 in Gladfelter Hall, room 914).

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2005, 10-4 p.m.

WHERE: Mitten Hall, Temple University Main Campus, 1913 N. Broad St.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit http://www.temple.edu/CLA/About/News/WhatTheyThink.asp or contact professor David Farber, the organizer o f the event, at dfarber@temple.edu.

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