When: Tuesday, April 22, 5 pm
Where: 401 University Hall, UIC
Speakers: Bassam Haddad (George Mason University), and Atef Said (UIC)
Sponsors: Asian Studies Program, Asian American Studies Program, IRRPP, Office of International Affairs, Department of Sociology,
Department of History, Social Justice Initiative, Gender and Women's Studies Program, School of Public Health,
Global Health Initiative, Diaspora Cluster, International Studies
Bassam Haddad is the Director of the Middle East Studies Program, George Mason University; co-founder and Editor of the renowned on-line magazine Jadaliyya; executive director of the Arab Studies Institute; and founding editor of the Arab Studies Journal. Professor Haddad is author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011) and co-editor of Dawn on the Arab Uprisings: End of an Old Order?: Mediating the Arab Uprisings and Teaching the Middle East after the Arab Uprisings (forthcoming). He is also the Director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of the critically acclaimed film series, Arabs and Terrorism, and the film, The “Other” Threat, on Arab/Muslim immigrants in Europe.
This event is free and open to the public.