Peace Cafe 2.0 Teach-In: Dramas in the Desert

A pre-show panel discussion presented in partnership with Theater J, Georgetown University and StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance

Our discussion will be part of this season's Voices From A Changing Middle East Festival, produced by Theater J, with partnership support from Georgetown University, StreetSigns Center for Performance and Literature. The festival's focus this year: 'Dialogues in the Desert'

Top environmental and regional scholars from Georgetown University join the Peace Cafe community for a pre-performance information sharing session to provide a nuanced framework for experiencing Boaz Gaon and Nir Erez's new Israeli adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic play, 'An Enemy of the People.'

The play, 'Boged (Traitor): An Enemy of the People' dramatizes the trade-offs and dangers posed by economic development to a town's environmental safety and the greater public health and welfare issues that arise. Experts will share brief presentations on hot-button issues pertaining to the environment, migration, and the Bedouin situation in the Israeli Negev Desert -- and the impact on societies in the Region and on the global commons.

The free teach-in runs from 4:30 to 6:10 p.m., then a light Peace Cafe reception precedes the Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance of 'Boged (Traitor): An Enemy of the People.'

Confirmed panelists from Georgetown University for the Teach-In include:

Laura Anderko
Dr. Anderko holds the Robert and Kathleen Scanlon Endowed Chair in Values Based Health Care at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies. She is a scholar and educator in the fields of epidemiology, public health and environmental health, and will talk about the public health consequences of environmental pollution in the desert.

Timothy Beach
Professor of Geography and Geoscience at Georgetown University and the Cinco Hermanos Chair in Environment and International Affairs. His research focuses on soil and agricultural syst

Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 4:30pm

Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

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