Nineteen college students visiting Montana State University from 14 Middle Eastern and Northern African countries will speak about human rights in their home countries in two roundtable discussions at the Bozeman Public Library.

Students hailing from countries that include Syria, Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Israel, and Saudi Arabia will facilitate the discussions in the community room of the Bozeman Public Library on Tuesday, July 15 and Thursday, July 17 from 7 - 9 pm.

The students are studying at MSU this month as part of the U.S. State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative, a public diplomacy initiative between the U.S. and countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

For more information on the roundtables, contact Janelle Rasmussen in MSU's Office of International Programs at 406-994-7602.