Our upcoming Salon evening will be happening this Thursday, May 24th. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Nadia Al-Bagdadi, sharing her "Reflections on Iraq".
Dr. Al-Bagdadi is a specialist in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies of the modern period. She earned her D. Phil. in Islamic Studies at the Free University Berlin. Her main field of research focuses on modern socio-cultural history, including literature, religion and print culture, in the Arab world, as well as on vision and visuality in classical Arab civilization. She is presently Director of Religious Studies at Central European University, where she teaches in the History and Sociology/Social Anthropology Departments.
Dr. Al-Bagdadi brings a unique and personal perspective on events in this region, about which much may be heard in the news but often little understood. We are very glad to be able to host Dr. Al-Bagdadi's presentation -- it promises to be an informative, engrossing evening.
Hope to see you there!