Vermont Humanities Council
Presents First Wednesdays Program
UVM political science professor Greg Gause will evaluate America’s current capacity to influence the Middle East in a talk at Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library on April 3. His talk, “The Decline of American Power in the Middle East,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and takes place at 7:00 p.m.
The war in Iraq, the collapse of the Arab-Israeli peace process, the rise of Iranian power, and the upheavals of the Arab Spring have led to the widespread sense that American influence in the region is in decline. Gause, a political science professor at UVM, will examine that perception.
Gause’s teaching and research interests comprise international relations and Middle Eastern politics. He is the author of a number of articles appearing in Foreign Affairs, Middle East Journal, Washington Quarterly, and other publications. His three books include The International Relations of the Persian Gulf; Oil Monarchies: Domestic and Security Challenges in the Arab Gulf States; and Saudi-Yemini Relations: Domestic Structures and Foreign Influence. Before joining the Political Science department at UVM, he was a member of the faculty of Columbia University. He holds a PhD degree from Harvard University.
The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Newport are held at Goodrich Memorial Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.
The 2012-2013 First Wednesdays series in Newport concludes with “The Great Camps of the Adirondacks” with Vermont State Curator David Schütz on May 1.
The Vermont Department of Libraries is the statewide underwriter of First Wednesdays. Goodrich Memorial Library is sponsored by Community National Bank, Bill and Nancy Cook, and Newport City Renaissance Corporation.
For more information, contact Goodrich Memorial Library at 802.334.7902, or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or email@example.com, or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.