Gaza: Multiple Perspectives

A Panel Discussion

Thursday, February 19, 11:30-12:45 Bellarmine, Rm. 113

The current situation in Gaza begs many questions: how did it come to this? What role does religion play in the conflict? Where do “we” (Israel; Palestine; Middle East neighbors; the community of nations) go from here? What role should the U.S. play in negotiations? What hope is there for peace in the future?  Panelists will share their perspectives on these and other questions. Ample time will be provided for audience responses and discussion.


  • Dr. Lisa Baglione Professor and Chair, Political Science Department
  • Dr. Philip Cunningham Director, Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations Professor, Theology Department
  • Rabbi Alan Iser Committee Member, Philadelphia Board of Rabbis Adjunct Professor, Theology Department
  • Dr. Isra Yazicioglu Assistant Professor, Theology Department

Moderator: Dr. Elizabeth Linehan, RSM, Professor, Philosophy Department

Sponsored by The Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences; The Theology Department; the International Relations Program; The Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations; the Teaching Institute; Students for Peace and Justice; and the FaithJustice Institute.