The Assemblies of God
Theological Seminary
April Press ReleaseFor Immediate Release

AGTS to host panel discussion with area Islamic students about Arab Spring, October 21



Map of Northern Africa and the Middle East

Springfield, Mo.--October 11, 2011--

On Friday, October 21 from 3-4:30 p.m., the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS will host a panel discussion with international students from Missouri State University entitled "The Arab Spring: An Insider's Perspective." Students from Tunisia, Morocco and Saudi Arabia will offer their reflections on this surprising set of events that has politically rearranged the fabric of the Middle East and North Africa.

"The opportunity to hear about this series of recent events through the eyes of those whose futures and careers will be impacted," said AGTS president Byron D. Klaus, "will serve to enrich our understanding, critique our assumptions and generally provide greater appreciation for the those who are presently experiencing significant and sometimes painful change."

The discussion will be lead by Dr. Mark Hausfeld, director of the Center for Islamic Studies at AGTS and associate professor of Islamic Studies. The discussion will take place in room 116. Refreshments will be served. 

AGTS is one of the world's leading Pentecostal seminaries. Classes are offered in Springfield, Mo.; Sacramento and Scotts Valley, Calif.; Kirkland, Wash.; and Orlando, Fla. In addition to traditional classes, a variety of alternative class formats include online classes, week-long modules and weekend classes. For more information visit or call 1-800-467-AGTS.

Contact: Jennifer Hall, Promotions Coordinator  

Phone: (417) 268-1024 


Fax: (417) 268-1001; ATTN: Jennifer Hall


The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary 

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