Friends Center Welcomes Stephen Zunes for Quaker Festival Week
Friends Center at Guilford College will present a series of programs as part of the annual Quaker Festival Week, taking place Sept. 11-17.
Stephen Zunes, this year’s J.M. Ward Distinguished Quaker Visitor, will give a talk Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m., entitled “The Arab Spring and Implications for the Middle East.” The talk will take place at New Garden Friends Meeting, located at 801 New Garden Road.
Zunes is a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. A native of North Carolina, has made frequent visits to the Middle East and other conflict regions, where he has met with top government officials, academics, journalists and opposition leaders. Zunes serves as an associate editor of Peace Review and chair of the academic advisory committee for the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. He has spoken at over 80 colleges and universities and is a frequent guest on NPR, BBC, PBS, MSNBC and other news outlets.
The programs are free and open to the public. For more information about Quaker Festival Week and other events sponsored by the Friends Center, visit www.guilford.edu or call 336-316-2445.
Friends Center at Guilford College is a collaborative endeavor of the College and the Religious Society of Friends to strengthen Friends and their institutions.