Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk.
World Traveler Bill Helmuth offers his insights into the volatile Middle East in a three part presentation.
IRAN. Thursday, January 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Bill takes you from the marvels of Ancient Persia to the reality of modern Iran, a constrictive theocracy of 70 million population. Meet the friendly people and tour the magnificent sights in a country that tries to hitch its traditional past to the contradictions of an uncertain future. Be amazed by this unparalleled personal journey to a fascinating, influential country that Americans can’t afford to be uninformed about.
SYRIA. Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Syria has gone through many territorial and name changes over the last 3,500 years. Perched on the Northwestern Boundary, with Iraq and Turkey as neighbors, it lives in a tough neighborhood. Bill takes you on a fascinating journey beyond politics and religion to uncover Syria’s people and their multi-ethnic, millennial-old culture. Visit the extraordinary Roman Ruins of Palmyra, the ancient Christian Citadels in Homs and the 8th century Grand Mosque in Damascus.
EGYPT. Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Bill has visited and explored Egypt many times and brings unique perspectives on this fascinating “Hot Topic” country that anchors the volatile Middle East. This presentation spans the complete Egypt experience. See the Muslim Quarters of Old Cairo, the Great Mosques, the Citadel, experience life in the alleys and coffee houses, and travel by train along the Nile River to Alexandria.