This week, the Middle East Institute at St.Ambrose University will kick off a series of events for this fall. The institute, which opened last April, will host a reception at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport to invite the public to be involved. Director Ryan Dye says the institute offers students and local residents a way to gain a better understanding of the Middle East.
The SAU institute has scheduled a six day, Middle Eastern film festival next month, with screenings at the Figge, Rozz-Tox, and on campus.
The second roundtable will feature Muslim students and residents who will talk about their experiences. The Middle East Institute reception will be held Wednesday night at the Figge, beginning at 5 p.m.