Mar 19, 2012

Arab-Israeli Conflict: Daily Life in Gaza and the Palestinian Territories

(Newport News, Va.) - The CNU Program in International Conflict Management and the CNU Honors Program will host Bill Corcoran, president and CEO of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) on Wednesday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. in CNU’s David Student Union Ballroom. Corcoran will discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict and daily life in Gaza and the Palestinian territories.

Before joining ANERA Corcoran was a vice president of ChildFund International, which serves children and their families in 32 countries. During the 1990s, Corcoran directed the Pontifical Mission for Palestine based in Jordan, with projects in both Jordan and in Iraq. He began his career in the for-profit world, with procurement and marketing management posts at major U.S. corporations. He is a graduate of George Washington University, and holds a master’s degree in theology from Mount St. Mary’s University and a master’s degree in law from the University of Ottawa. Corcoran also earned a certificate in Islamic studies from the University of Birmingham, in the U.K.

About ANERA:
ANERA is a leading provider of health, development and education programs in the Middle East. Incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967, ANERA is nonpolitical and nonreligious and is one of the largest American nonprofits, working solely in the Middle East for 40 years.

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Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations
lori.jacobs@cnu.edu

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