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MENA Monday. Driss Ksikes: Lessons Learned from Muslim Philosophy

When: Monday, May 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, Room 201, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Hear Moroccan playwright/journalist Driss Ksikes lecture on Ibn Rushd (“Averroes”), the last philosopher in the Muslim world, and how his heritage has been used more than eight centuries since his death.

Driss Ksikes is a Morrocan artist, playwright, novelist, journalist, and human rights advocate. He is currently a professor of media and culture at the Institut des hautes études de management (HEM) in Rabat, and directs their research center, and has published a number of plays, novels, and academic essays on Moroccan cultural life.

Ksikes' visit to Northwestern is a collaboration of MENA, the Center for the Writing Arts, the Theater Department, and the Buffett Institute French and the Global Humanities Working Group.

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