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NECC Course Looks at Middle East

Submitted by on November 26, 2012 – 2:35 pm

A history course titled “The Modern Middle East,” will be offered at Northern Essex Community College during the 2013 spring semester.

The three-credit college course will be taught by NECC history and government professor Dr. Steve Russell on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:45 to 3 p.m. beginning January 24, 2013.

This course will explore the following questions: What has happened with the “Arab Spring”, Why is religion so important there? How can Palestine and Israel make peace? What are the issues surrounding Iranian nuclear capability? Why is the United States so involved there? How do we explain society, economy, and politics there?

For additional information contact Dr. Steve Russell at or to register call 978-556-3700.