Upcoming speakers on topics in religion

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Here are two upcoming speakers in the Nott Memorial this week:

Jay Michaelson, who will speak at 5:30 p.m., Monday. He is an author, journalist and founder of Nehirim, a national community of LGBT Jews, partners and allies. His work has appeared in Salon, Newsweek, Tikkun and The Huffington Post. His talk, which is centered on his new book, is titled “God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality.”

The event is sponsored by the College's Hillel, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Office of Multicultural Affairs Office, Department of Religious Studies, Campus Protestant Ministries, Counseling Center, LGBTQ Allies, Iris House, Multifaith Council, InterFraternity Council, Collegiate Panhellenic Council, Nehirim and The Jewish Daily Forward.

On Tuesday at 7 p.m., speakers Ghaith al-Omari and David Makovsky will give expert commentary on Middle East politics, bringing their differing perspectives on current events in that region. Markovsky is the director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Project on the Middle East Peace Process. Al-Omari is the executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine. The lecture is the Frederick E. Miller lecture in honor of Anwar Sadat.

For more information on either event, contact Bonnie Cramer at (518) 388-6539.