Sep 28 2022

JES Satellite Campus Lecture: Dr. Baher Ghosheh

An Erie-based nonprofit institution that promotes civic enlightenment and drives community progress for the region will host a series of three satellite lectures on campus at PennWest Edinboro.

The “Satellite Campus Lectures,” hosted by Jefferson Educational Society, will feature three prominent local speakers – including a retired Edinboro professor – throughout the fall.

Community agriculture activist Raven Clark, retired Edinboro geography professor Dr. Baher Ghosheh and psychology and neuroscience professor Dr. Rodney Clark will present their topics at the Dr. William P. Alexander Music Center – Recital Hall, 110 Kiltie Road, on Edinboro’s campus. Admission and parking for the lectures are free for all attendees.

Retired Edinboro professor Dr. Baher Ghosheh will draw from his research to develop a deeper understanding of the history, policies and politics of immigration and refugees in the United States and our region – in his Wednesday, Sept. 28, presentation.

“Immigration: History, Challenges, and Opportunity in America, Pennsylvania, and Erie,” scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., will also focus on immigrants' impact on the economy, diversity and population.

Ghosheh holds a Ph.D. in Economic Development from SUNY – Buffalo and has been a professor of Middle Eastern studies, culture and economic geography at Edinboro since 1989.

He has graduate degrees in international relations/Middle Eastern studies, international trade and comparative economic development. A native of Jerusalem, Ghosheh has lived in eight countries, traveled to 59 countries and taught in Japan, China, Russia, Italy and Morocco.

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