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NCTC to host program on Cold War and the Middle East

Elizabeth F. Abu | Nov 10, 2017

Nancy-Stockdale-Headshot.jpegNorth Central Texas College invites the public to attend “The Middle East and its Cold War Legacy,” a program presented by Dr. Nancy L. Stockdale, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History at the University of North Texas. The presentation will be in the Lecture Hall of the Leo and Mabel Scott Health Science Center from 9:30 am until 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 21. Dr. Stockdale will address the role of Middle Eastern nations in the Cold War, as well as its aftermath.

This program is offered as part of an NCTC Humanities course focusing on the Cold War that has been opened to the public throughout this semester. Taught by professors Pat Ledbetter and James Jones, the course provides academic credit for students and personal enrichment for community members. According to Dr. Ledbetter, “We want to highlight Dr. Stockdale’s session and encourage everyone to attend because of the significance of the topic, not only for the Cold War era but also for our world today. As a crossroads between the West and East, the region played a crucial role in ideological, political, and economic struggles between the USA and the USSR. Moreover, in the post-Cold War world, it has emerged as the most prominent region for continuing tensions and problems. Dr. Stockdale is a frequent presenter in continuing education programs for public school teachers, as well as academic conferences. She is an engaging speaker who has a real talent for making complicated issues understandable.”

Nancy L. Stockdale is the author of Colonial Encounters Among English and Palestinian Women, 1800-1948 (2007), and is currently writing a book about representations of the Middle East in American and British entertainment over the past 150 years. She recently published a scholarly article about Freddie Mercury as well, and is working on a full-scale biography of the Queen singer.