The audio file below is a talk on US foreign policy in the Middle East by my Roanoke College colleague, Dr. Joshua Rubongoya, Professor of Pubic Affairs. Joshua starts off with a clear and concise summary of the most common schools of foreign policy, and illustrates where US foreign policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict fits on the spectrum.
Joshua's talk was one of a five-part teach-in on the Palestinian plight at Roanoke College. The teach-in followed a letter to the student newspaper by the student group, College Republicans, criticizing the school's decision to fly the Palestinian flag to recognize the presence of Palestinian students. (Flags of students from other countries are also flown in rotation.) The letter's unfair criticism provided an opportunity to educate students and the public at large on this most important foreign policy issue.