Baher Ghosheh, PhD  

Our September 2018 Meeting:
Meetings are held at the Erie Yacht Club in Erie PA and begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour and dinner, followed by our program/speaker. Enter from West 6th Street on Kahkwa Blvd, North to Virginia Ave, and turn right on Virginia Ave to the Yacht Club. Tell the attendant you are with the Torch Club.

Our Dinner Menu:
Our menu is Crab Stuffed Sole, London Broil. Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Rolls, Salad, Peach Cobbler, Coffee and Tea. Please note that our meal price has increased to $30 per person and is payable at the door by cash or check made out to the Erie Yacht Club.

Our Guest Speaker:
Baher Ghosheh, PhD Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, cultural and economic Geography at Edinboro University

"US-Iranian Relations in the Post Nuclear Agreement "

For reservations; please E-Mail the Torch Club Secretary at

"US-Iranian Relations in the Post Nuclear Agreement "

Our presenter for this evening is Dr. Baher Ghosheh, a professor at Edinboro University in the Geoscience department since 1989, specializing in Cultural Geography, International Trade, the Middle East and Japan.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Development from SUNY- Buffalo.

He has graduate degrees in International Relations/Middle Eastern Studies, International Trade, and Comparative Economic Development.

His honors include: Fulbright Scholar, PA Geographer of the Year, and Educator of the Year.

A native of Jerusalem, Dr. Ghosheh has lived in seven countries and traveled to forty-eight countries, and has taught in Japan, China, Russia, Italy, and Morocco.

He has authored one book and 60+ articles on the Middle East, Asia, and Japan. He was awarded a Fulbright to conduct research in Malaysia and Singapore and was selected as the Pennsylvania Geographer of the Year in 1999 and Edinboro University's Educator of the Year in 2009/2010.

Presentation Summary:

Now that President Trump has unilaterally withdrawn the US from the Iran nuclear agreement, the future of the agreement, our relations with Iran and the other five great powers that negotiated and signed the agreement are in question. What happens next? How will Iran respond?

Please join us on September 5th, 2018 at 6:00 pm, for our pre-dinner cocktail and chat time and remember to bring your friends and acquaintances. Reservations are required.

Please remember to make your reservation at