Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Arab Public Opinion: Change and Continuity Since 9/11" -- Prof. Shibley Telhami

For immediate release:

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (7:00pm)

What: Annual Farhat J. Ziadeh Distinguished Lecture in Arab and Islamic

Who: Prof. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
at the University of Maryland, College Park

Title: "Arab Public Opinion: Change and Continuity Since 9/11"

Where: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium, University of Washington Campus

About the lecture:
The Lecture will analyze the trends found in annual Arab public opinion
polls in the Arab world since 9/11, focusing on attitudes toward
collective identity and foreign policy. In particular it will review
Arabs' attitudes toward Arab and Islamic identity as well as the degree to
which they identify with individual Arab states. The analysis will assess
the impact of American policy after 9/11 and how it has influenced Arab
perceptions, as well as the impact of information revolution on the way
Arabs see themselves.

About the speaker:

Professor Shibley Telhami serves as the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace
and Development at the University of Maryland, College Park, and as a
non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Professor Telhami
is a distinguished author of several publications on international
politics and Middle East affairs and has been very active in the foreign
policy arena. Professor Telhami was appointed to the Board of the U.S.
Institute of Peace by President Clinton, and he served as the advisor to
the U.S. delegation to the United Nations during the Iraq-Kuwait crisis
of the early 1990s. He has also been a member of the American delegation
of the Trilateral American/Israeli/Palestinian Anti-Incitement
Committee mandated by the Wye River Agreement between the Israelis
and the Palestinians.

Thank you,

Scott Noegel

Prof. & Chair, Dept. Near Eastern Languages & Civilization
University of Washington
Box 353120
Seattle, WA 98195

Office: 206-543-3606
Dept: 206-543-6033
FAX: 206-685-7936

Amin Odeh
"Stand up for what is right, even if you are standing alone"

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