Palestinian native Ibtisam Baraket of Columbia will speak at William Woods University Nov. 13. As part of the President’s Concert & Lecture Series, the speech is free and open to the public. A writer, poet and educator, Baraket will present, “A Window on War” at 7 p.m. in Dulany Auditorium. She will describe the personal side of growing up amidst violence in the Middle East. Her speech will also deal with the challenges faced in creating a peaceful world.