RADNOR, Pa. (Oct. 24, 2011) – Mark Schnellbaecher, Middle East regional director for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), presents “The Arab Spring: Transitions in the Middle East and North Africa,” on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:55 – 3:10 p.m. in Grace Hall Atrium at Cabrini College (610 King of Prussia Road, Radnor).
Schnellbaecher will share his recent experiences of working on the ground in Beirut, Egypt and Iraq, helping to provide food, temporary shelter, water and first aid to those affected by violence in the region.
Cabrini faculty members Joseph Romano, Ph.D. (professor, philosophy), Paul Wright, Ph.D. (assistant professor, English), Leonard Primiano, Ph.D. (professor and chair, religious studies) and Andrew Owen, Ph.D. (assistant professor, sociology) also will offer perspectives on the Arab Spring.
In his 15 years at CRS, Schnellbaecher has served in Thailand, Pakistan, Cambodia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and graduate degrees in theology and public administration from Harvard University. He currently lives in Beirut, where the CRS Europe/Middle East office is located.
For more information on the symposium, contact Jerry Zurek, Ph.D., chair of communication (610-902-8360, firstname.lastname@example.org).
In April 2005, Cabrini became the first institution of higher education in the United States to sign an agreement with CRS to support the organization’s global outreach programs. Since 2005, the University of Notre Dame and Seattle, Santa Clara, and Villanova universities have signed agreements with CRS, the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic Church.
About Cabrini College
Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College provides a transformational “education of the heart,” focusing on academic excellence, leadership development and a commitment to social justice. Cabrini offers 1,300 full-time undergraduate students more than 30 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. Nearly 2,000 students are in graduate studies programs at the main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 15 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.