Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Defying Censorship: Five Decades of Defending the Freedom of Expression in Syria

Image of anti-government protest in Syria

When: Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Riad Ismat, Buffett Institute Visiting Scholar, is an award-winning Syrian short-story writer and an acclaimed dramatist/critic in the Arab world, with 36 books to his credit. He was Syrian minister of culture (2010-12), and also served as ambassador, DG of State Radio & TV, and Rector of the Academy of Dramatic Arts. In his career, Ismat has emphasized bridging the gap between cultures, drawing from Arab heritage with a modern approach, condemning totalitarianism and promoting humanitarian values, democracy, and tolerance.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium. On Fridays during the school year, the Buffett Institute hosts Northwestern faculty and/or visiting fellows to present their current research. This forum brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. The series helps promote dialogue on scholarship and develop a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Please arrive early to get lunch and find a seat.

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