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Monday Night MENA

When: Monday, April 13, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Where: Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave, Evanston, 60201

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

Cost: Free

Contact: Katie Rashid   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Title: "Four Myths About The Middle East"

Description: Monday, April 13, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library Four members of Northwestern University's faculty will lead a discussion on "Four Myths About the Middle East." Brian Edwards (Director of the Middle East and North African Studies Department, and member of the English Department) will discuss Myth #1: “The people hate America.” Henri Lauzière (Department of History) will discuss Myth #2: "Islam is a political ideology." Wendy Pearlman (Department of Political Science) will discuss Myth #3: “Violence is a result of ancient hatreds.” Finally, Jessica Winegar (Anthropology Department) will discuss Myth #4: “The men oppress their women.” 

This is the third in an ongoing series of lectures marking a new partnership between the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University's MENA Program. Attendance is free and open to all, but please register in advance to help our planning:


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