2017 Amy Family Interfaith Lectures

Israel and Palestine - February 10 and 11

All Presentations are free and open to the public

Childcare for children 6 weeks to Kindergarten is available by registering at 614-882-2153 by February 8

Dr. Peter HahnDr. Peter L. Hahn is a professor of history and dean of arts and humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio State University. An accomplished research scholar, Professor Hahn has published seven books on the history of American diplomacy in the Middle East, most recently Missions Accomplished? The United States and Iraq since World War I and Historical Dictionary of U.S.-Middle East Relations, as well as scores of articles, essays, and reviews. Professor Hahn has conducted research in the archives of the United States, Israel, Britain, and France; delivered scholarly papers and invited lectures in ten countries; consulted with policymakers in the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, and Justice; and given interviews to the media on five continents. He was recently elected Vice President and President-Elect of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, a professional society of some 1,500 members residing in 44 countries.

Dr. John KampenDr. John Kampen is the Van Bogard Dunn Professor of Biblical Interpretation at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio. He came to MTSO as Academic Dean in 2004. He is a research scholar specializing in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the New Testament, and Jewish history of the Greco-Roman period. His most recent book is a commentary on the Wisdom Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls. His research began to take him to Jerusalem in 1992 and he has returned on a regular basis since that time. He has held three National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships at the Albright of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. He is the author of The Hasideans and the Origin of Pharisaism: A Study in 1 and 2 Maccabees as well as co-editor of three research volumes. He served for six years as co-chair of the Qumran Section for the annual program of the Society of Biblical Literature. His list of research articles and presentations is extensive. He also has published on Antisemitism and African-American use of the Bible.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10 
4:00 p.m. Dr. Peter Hahn
Roush Hall
Otterbein University, Westerville
"The Israeli/Palestinian Debate in Historical Perspective"

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
10:00 a.m. Dr. John Kampen
Church of the Master United Methodist,
Westerville
"The Land in Jewish Thought and Christian Reaction"

12:00 p.m. LUNCH (Free of charge)
RSVP by calling 614-882-2153 by
February 8

1:30 p.m. Dr. John Kampen
Church of the Master United Methodist,
Westerville
"Israel/Palestine and the Protestant Church"