Michael_CairoGEORGETOWN, KY – Former Georgetown College associate professor of political science Michael Cairo returns to campus on Tuesday, October 15, to share ‘Lessons from the Gulf: Bush and Iraq.’

He will speak at 11 a.m. in the college’s Ward Room, located on the first level of the Ensor Learning Resource Center. His appearance is sponsored by Georgetown’s Department of Political Science. It is open to the public.

Dr. Cairo’s new book is “The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East,” published recently by the University Press of Kentucky. A reception and book signing follows his presentation.

Cairo is a native of Clifton Park near Saratoga, New York. Growing up he had ambitions to save the world but shifted these to focus on a career in International Relations.

After an MA and PhD in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, he’s taught political science at Virginia Commonwealth University, Southern Illinois University, the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College.

In 2010, he joined the faculty of Transylvania University as an Associate Professor.

His focus on the Middle East stems from his interest in building understanding across cultures and he has visited Israel and Palestine most recently in July 2012 and May 2013. His newest project is a second book focusing on U.S. – Israeli Relations.