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"What’s Really Going on in the Mideast" lecture set for Oct. 10 at MSU

October 1, 2013 -- MSU News Service

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M.H. Elovitz, director of the Centre for Strategic Geopolitics in Birmingham, Ala., will present “What’s Really Going on in the Mideast,” from 4:10-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in Leon Johnson Hall 339 on the Montana State University campus. The lecture is part of the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s David Orser Executive Speakers Forum and is free and open to the public.

Elovitz is expected to discuss how the Mideast crisis affects major business dealings and development in Montana. He will also discuss the factors and motivations in the Mideast that impact these relationships.

Elovitz is recognized for his insights and assessments of world affairs. In addition to serving as director of the Centre for Strategic Geopolitics, a world affairs think tank, he has also been a law professor, litigator, U.S. government adviser and U.S. Air Force officer. A Phi Beta Kappa scholar from New York University, he has earned four post-graduate degrees and has published hundreds of articles addressing a wide range of subjects, including legal liability, biomedical ethics, American public policy, world affairs and international geopolitics.

Elovitz has lived in the Mideast and Europe and regularly visits Muslim countries as well as South Asian nations. Elovitz served in Washington during the Carter and Reagan administrations and has testified before the U.S. Congress’ Committee on Foreign Affairs. He has also participated in the U.S. Naval War College’s Current Strategy Forum.

The MSU Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship’s David Orser Executive Speakers Forum is named for David B. Orser, a 1966 MSU graduate who started funding the program in 1988 in order to inspire MSU business students to pursue careers as innovative, responsible and ethical business leaders. For more information about the forum, contact Audrey Lee at (406) 994-7026 or

Contact: Audrey Lee, (406) 994-7026 or