Amer. Interests in the Middle East

Fall 2014 Online


After living and working in the Middle East for more than a decade following 9/11, based in Cairo and Jerusalem while routinely traveling with students to Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunisia, and Morocco, I am now eager for a journey of a different kind with students.

This new journey into cyberspace will explore the limits and possibilities of applying Christian thought and practice to the realms of US foreign policy in the Middle East, broadly understood to include a range of possible services, official and unofficial.

Rarely does a subject matter meet its moment in history as well as this one. The continually fluid nature of events in the Middle East region are the most significant changes in at least a century, and as spectators, we are witness to a contest whose outcome remains unpredictable.

My prayer is that students will become acquainted with the complexities of US foreign policy and global engagement with the Middle East generally, all the while applying the moral imagination to possible opportunities for Christian vocation in the region.

Please begin by downloading the course syllabus and reading it carefully. Then tell us something about yourself in the Introductions Forum. After you have completed these tasks, you're ready for Week 1!

Let me know if you have any questions or if there is any way I can help you!


David P. Holt