Panelists to discuss War in Gaza as part of lecture series

In collaboration with the Center for Experiential Learning, Muskegon Community College is inviting students and the public to “The War in Gaza: A Panel Discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict,” Tuesday, November 14 at 6:00 P.M. in Room 1300 in the Stevenson Center.

As part of MCC’s lecture series, the panel discussion will feature three professors who will shed light on the background and potential implications of the recent escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Moderated by Dr. Andy Wible, the panelists include David Takitaki: Instructor of Political Science at Ferris State University and MCC, Dr. Conor Roddy, Instructor of Philosophy at MCC, and George Maniates: Instructor of History at MCC.

“The War in Gaza has been heartbreaking,” Wible said. “We developed an expert panel to discuss the origins of the war, political and military objectives, the humanitarian crisis, and answer questions from the audience.”

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has persisted for decades, marked by periodic escalations of violence. In recent developments, a surprise violent attack by the militant group Hamas in October led to the loss of over 1,400 lives in Israel. In response, a full-scale attack on the Gaza Strip was initiated, resulting in thousands of casualties and many displaced individuals. Essential services such as electricity, food, and fuel have been severely disrupted due to the conflict.

The MCC Lecture Series is dedicated to enriching the intellectual and cultural life of our community by bringing together renowned experts, scholars, and thought leaders to share their expertise and insights with the public. These engaging events are open to all, providing a platform for learning, discussion, and dialogue on a wide range of topics.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Andy Wible at

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