As a people of compassion, Prince of Peace hosts a lecture on the history and complexity of Middle East relations and US involvement.
Saratoga, California - January 17, 2024 - For Immediate Release
Prince of Peace in Saratoga is excited to announce that Dr. Farid Senzai, professor of political science and international relations at Santa Clara University, will be lecturing at the church on the topic of the conflict in the Middle East, its history and complexity, and how the US has been involved over the years. Join us in our main church building located at 12770 Saratoga Ave on February 4th beginning at 4:00pm. Please RSVP in advance at propeace.org/quicklinks.
About Dr. Farid Senzai
Dr. Farid Senzai is a professor of political science and international relations at Santa Clara University, where he teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy and Middle East politics. Dr. Senzai is also the founder and president of Afghan Relief, a humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Afghanistan. Prior to starting Afghan Relief, Dr. Senzai was the founder and president of the Center for Global Policy (CGP), a think tank in Washington, DC, that focuses on U.S. relations with the Muslim world.
Dr. Senzai was previously a co-founder and the director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), where he conducted extensive research projects on Muslims in America. Prior to that, he was a research associate at the Brookings Institution and a research analyst at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is on the board of advisers at The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and a former board member at the Central Asia Institute.
Dr. Senzai received his Master of Arts in international affairs from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in politics and international relations from Oxford University.
About Prince of Peace Lutheran Church:
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located in Saratoga, California, is a vibrant community committed to fostering peace, love, and understanding by creating connections to God, each other and our neighbors. Prince of Peace is proud to be a Reconciling in Christ congregation, publicly affirming our commitment to be a welcoming community of faith for LGBTQ+ people and their families. Through Christian worship services, community service, and a dedication to inclusivity, the congregation strives to create a welcoming space for all to experience the immeasurable gift of God’s unconditional grace for all of us.