Fespsp offers open course in Middle East

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(MENAFN – Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA)) From the Newsroom

São Paulo – The São Paulo Sociology and Politics School Foundation (Fespsp) is accepting enrolments foropen courseMiddle East: history, geopolitics and current issues, with professor José Antonio Lima. Subjects will include the Arab spring, the political Islam, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the lives of women in the region, Muslims in the West. The course will span eight classes, starting August 13, from 7pm to 9:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The course is designed to dispel paradigms and stereotypes about the region, enabling students to grasp key characteristics of the Middle East, providing an analytical view of events and interpreting them from the perspectives of different local, regional and global players. Lasting 24 hours total, the course costs BRL 740 and enrolment is available on the Fespspwebsite .

Professor José Antonio Lima holds doctorate and master’s degrees in international Relations from the University of São Paulo (USP) Institute of International Relations. Lima is a member of the Middle East and Muslim World Studies Group at the USP School of Philosophy, Language and Human Sciences. He also holds a bachelor degree in Journalism from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and a major in International Relations from Escola de Sociologia e Política.

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Open course – Middle East: history, geopolitics and current issues
Professor José Antonio Lima
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
August 13 – September 4
Fespsp – Rua General Jardim, 522
Vila Buarque, São Paulo

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum