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February 2019

Talk: On the Margins of the Mahjar: ‘Afifa Karam, the First Arab Woman Novelist in America

February 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Withers Hall, Room 331, United States

Dr. Elizabeth Saylor from Middlebury College will be delivering a talk titled "On the Margins of the Mahjar: 'Afifa Karam, the First Arab Woman Novelist in America".

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March 2019

Reception & Dinner with Dr. Fadlo Khuri

March 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Umstead Hotel and Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Dr.
Cary, NC 27513 United States

The Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut-NC Chapter, and the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies cordially invite you to attend a reception and dinner with President Khuri of the American University of Beirut. 

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Public Talk: AUB and the Future of Higher Education in the Arab World

March 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Park Shops 201, 101 Current Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Dr. Fadlo Khuri, president of the American University of Beirut, will deliver a public talk titled "AUB and the Future of Higher Education in the Arab World". Event is FREE and open to the public, but those who wish to attend are encouraged to RSVP for the event.

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Global Film Series: Capernaum

March 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Witherspoon Student Center Campus Cinema, 2810 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Capernaum (“Chaos”) tells the story of Zain, a gutsy streetwise Lebanese boy as he flees his negligent parents, survives through his wits on the streets, and sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. Made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own.

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Different, Different World

March 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Caldwell Lounge, 2221 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States

A simulation exercise to expose newcomers to a world filled with communication barriers. Such barriers are faced by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing in the present world. Hosted by the Department of Social Work as part of Social Work Month.

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Middle East Film Festival: 17

March 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Erdahl-Cloyd Theater, 2 W Broughton Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Join us for a screening of "17," in which the Jordanian under-17 women’s soccer team prepares for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup. The first film in the annual Middle East Film Festival is introduced by Islamic Studies Professor Anna Bigelow.

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April 2019

Concert: The North Carolina Middle Eastern Ensemble

April 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hunt Library Auditorium, 1070 Partners Way
Raleigh, NC 27695-7110 United States

Discover Middle Eastern music and enjoy traditional melodies and rhythms played with traditional and classical instruments such as oud viola, celo, riq and derbakki.

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October 2019

History Weekend 2019

October 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wither Hall 232, United States

Part II of History Weekend continues with Dr. David Blight’s featured talk, “Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass’s Vision of a Multi-Ethnic America."

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Business in the Middle East: Opportunities and Perils

October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Park Shops 201, 101 Current Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States

Nijad Fares, director of WEDGE Group Incorporated, CEO of WEDGE Equities and chairman of Link Group, LLC, will be delivering a public talk about the opportunities and perils of conducting business in the Middle East.

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November 2019

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala: “Higher Education in Today’s America”

November 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Talley Student Union Mountain Ballroom, 2610 Cates Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27606 United States

The college and the Khayrallah Center welcome U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) to NC State, where she will deliver a public talk about higher education in America. Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. She was president of the University of Miami in Coral Gables from 2001 through 2015. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

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