Saturday, February 11, 2006

Great Decisions - Islam & Mid-East Politics - March 15th

Islam: From an Angel's Whisper to World Conquest

On March 15, 2006, 8 p.m., Mark Weston, scholar-author of Mid-East and Oriental history, will come to the Katonah Village Library to speak about Islam the religion and its impact on the politics of the Mid-East. The Northern Westchester Great Decisions Chapter of the Foreign Policy Association has invited him as its featured speaker at its public session.

Mr. Weston, who grew up in Armonk, N.Y., recently returnd from Saudi Arabia where he was a Visiting Scholar at King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies. He is now completing a new book Prophets and Princes: Saudi Arabia from Muhammad to the Present. He has also written the books The Land and People of Pakistan (1992), Giants of Japan: The Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women (1990), as well as two plays.

This program is co-sponsored by Katonah Great Decisions Group and the Katonah Village Library. A $10 contribution for the Katonah Village Library is suggested. For more information, please call Fred Piker, discussion leader of the group, at (914)232-7061. The Katonah Village Library is located at 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah, NY. Call the library for directions at (914)232-3508.