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Professor Bruce Jentleson Appointed to New Duke Initiative to Address Conflicts in Middle East

As part of a university-wide initiative to address ongoing violence in the Middle East, Duke University Provost Alec Gallimore has appointed Bruce Jentleson, William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and former State Department advisor on Middle East issues, to foster constructive dialogues on these fraught issues.

Jentleson will lead the charge alongside Vice Provost Abbas Benmamoun and Associate Provost Noah Pickus and in consultation with a faculty working group and various campus organizations such including the Center for Muslim Life and the Freeman Center for Jewish Life. In an email to The Chronicle, Jentleson wrote that, “[The initiative] is a year-long effort that is based on Duke’s identity as an educational institution that thrives on deep engagement with the challenges of our time and the conviction that we all learn better when we learn together in an environment that is welcoming and respectful for all members of our community.”

Read the announcement in The Chronicle and Duke Today.