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Oct
28
2017

Politics and the Arabic Language — A Talk by Moustafa Bayoumi

When: Saturday, October 28, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, Forum, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Cost: You are welcome to attend this keynote talk without registering for the symposium. The talk is free of charge and open to the public.

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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Please join us for this keynote talk at the Chicago Arabic Teachers Council (CATC) Fall 2017 Symposium, which will focus on the theme Teaching Arabic in a Changing America. You are welcome to attend this keynote talk without registering for the symposium. The talk is free of charge and open to the public.

Moustafa Bayoumi is the author of This Muslim American Life (winner of the Arab American Book Award) and How Does It Feel To Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America (winner of the American Book Award and the Arab American Book Award). A professor of English at Brooklyn College (CUNY), he has written for a wide variety of publications and is a columnist for The Guardian.

"Fascinating...the author's narrative places the predicament of Arabs and Muslims in today's America in a broader historical and sociocultural framework. This engrossing book challenges the entrenched...stereotypes about Arabs and Muslims." —Library Journal review of This Muslim American Life

“These are great stories about people who might be your neighbors, and Bayoumi delivers them with urgency, compassion, wryness and hints of poetry.” —Salon review of How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?

In partnership with Qatar Foundation International (QFI), the Chicago Arabic Teachers Council (CATC) at the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA) at Northwestern University was established in September 2016 with the purpose of serving the 250+ Arabic teachers in the Chicago area by building relationships between and providing resources to Arabic language instructors, school administrators and education professionals.

For more information on the Chicago Arabic Teachers Council:

http://www.mena.northwestern.edu/community/catc.html

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