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Pro-Peace Student Group Hosts Author of ‘Saving Israel’

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March 5, 2010
For Immediate Release

For more information: Dave Smith (801) 473-4669
University Marketing & Communications: Erin Spurgeon, (801) 863-6807

Daniel Gordis, author of the 2009 National Jewish Book Award-winning “Saving Israel,” will speak at Utah Valley University Wednesday, March 10, as part of a full day of political discussion. Advocates for Cooperation in the Middle East, UVU’s pro-peace student group, organized the event.

“We think this a terrific chance for students and the community to come together and get another perspective on everything taking place in the region from someone who lives under the threat of attack every day” said David Smith, a member of the club.

Smith said the student group invited Gordis “to help educate those on campus about the situation that Israel faces… and how that situation is further jeopardized with the threat of a nuclear Iran.”

Gordis’ address, entitled “Nuclear Iran and the Importance of Israel,” will begin at noon in the Sorensen Student Center’s Ragan Theater. In addition to Gordis, the day’s speakers will include Geoffrey Cockerham at 9 a.m. speaking on “Nuclear Iran;” UVU philosophy professor Michael Minch at 1 p.m. discussing “Morality 101 and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Who Owes What to Whom and Why;” and Representative Julie Fisher and ACME students on “Iran Divestment: House Bill 286” from 2-4 p.m.

All sessions, with the exception of Gordis’ noon address, will take place in the UVU Library Auditorium, room 120.

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