Beth Israel to host speaker
Beth Israel in Washington will host Buba Misawa, Ph.D., a renowned political scientist and Islamic scholar, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9.Misawa’s presentation will be “President Mohamed Morsi: Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel and the Relations with the Coptic Christian Communities.” Misawa is an associate professor of political science at Washington & Jefferson College. He received a bachelor’s degree from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, a master’s degree in public and international affairs and a doctorate in political science from the University of Pittsburgh. He served as a visiting assistant professor in the Department of African Studies at the University of Pittsburgh following the completion of his doctoral studies, and was appointed assistant professor of political science at W&J in 1995. Before coming to the United States, he taught at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, and was a visiting professor at the Saint Mary’s University (Canada) Extension Program, Banjul, Gambia, in 1999.Misawa’s research interests include U.S. foreign policy in Africa, conflicts and African security and Nigerian foreign policy. He served as assistant director to Fulbright-Hays summer field trip to Ghana in 2003 and completed a study trip in 2006 to Gambia and Senegal with students from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Juniata College.