Northern Essex Discusses Middle East in Spring Program

The destruction of Hatra, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Northern Essex Community College (NECC) is offering program that looks at “One Geographic Region—the Middle East,” the first Friday of each month this spring.

Professor Marc Mannheimer kicks off the program March 4, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Haverhill campus, lecture hall E155, with a discussion of Islamic art. Talks are free and open to the public.

One Geographic Region is a project developed by NECC’s Office of International Studies in conjunction with the NECC Library. Its intent is to promote learning across disciplines and borders. The First Friday lectures are a part of that larger project.

Mannheimer will share images and discuss the destruction of some of that region’s priceless artifacts. Northern Essex professor Patricia Machado explores the principles of Islamic banking Friday, April 1, and Professor Mayra Bonet shares her research on the “Veil” in Middle Eastern film, art, gender studies and culture Friday, May 6.

Recognizing the importance of international study and travel in today’s world, Northern Essex’s study abroad program allows students to experience another language and culture while taking courses that fit into their curricula. Past programs have included studies in England, France, Ecuador, Spain, and others. For students not able to dedicate an entire semester abroad, Northern Essex also offers a short-term travel study program with trips approximately 10 days in length.

For more information, contact Barbara Stachniewicz at [email protected].