Faculty Member Selected for Conference on the Middle East

Robert Dash, political science professor at Willamette University, is one of 12 faculty members selected from a national pool of 135 candidates to attend a U.S. Department of State seminar in Amman, Jordan. The three-week seminar began Dec. 28 and concludes Jan. 18.

The seminar provides faculty members from various academic fields the opportunity to learn more about the Middle East, to discuss ways to develop courses or adapt existing courses to focus on the Middle East and/or Islam, and visit archaeological sites such as Petra and Jerash.

The seminar is designed for faculty members not already experts on the subject with the expectation that they will use the new insights and knowledge when they return to their home institutions.

Dash has been teaching at Willamette since 1986.