Water, Wealth and War in the Middle East Discussed for 2011 Daoud Lecture
By Jake Weber
The Middle East's most valuable resource – water – and its impact on the past, present and future is the subject of Albion College's 2011 Daoud Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies. Writer Steven Solomon brings this complicated and compelling story Tuesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. In Towsley Hall, in the Albion College Science Complex.
Solomon's work appears regularly in m national publications, including the New York Times, Business Week, the Economist, Forbes and Esquire. Solomon also appears as a guest commentator on network news television, National Public Radio and BBC Radio. He is the author of "Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power and Civilzation."
The Daoud Family Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies was created by Detroit businessman Tarik S. Daoud and his family to promote a better understanding of Middle Eastern history, peoples, and cultures, and of the crucial role the Middle East plays in today’s world. The series brings to campus speakers with expertise on different aspects of this diverse and fascinating region. A native of Iraq, Daoud has long been an active leader in the Detroit business community, was a founding member of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and is a previous recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Detroit News’s Michiganian of the Year award.