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March 13: Arab Spring topic

Khoury to speak on 'Arab Intellectuals and the Revolution'

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8:10 a.m., March 4, 2014--Lebanese writer Elias Khoury will speak on “The Arab Intellectuals and the Revolution: A Missed Opportunity” at 5:15 p.m., Thursday, March 13, in the University of Delaware’s Bayard Sharp Hall.

Khoury, editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies and Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University, will discuss the Arab Spring and subsequent regime change.

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The movement started as a spontaneous and popular phenomenon without intellectual theorization, yet today Arab societies are more than ever divided and polarized over the future.

Khoury will examine the role of the Arab intellectual and offer a critical approach to the cultural vacuum in the Middle East.

The presentation is part of the Distinguished Scholars Series sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. It is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Office of the Deputy Provost, with additional support from the Department of Political Science and International Relations and the Center for Global and Areas Studies. 

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