December 4, 2012 @ 6:00pm
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 1101
George Mason University
Presented by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI), George Mason University's Middle East Studies Program
Adel Iskandar is a scholar of Arab studies whose research focuses on media and communication. He is the author and coauthor of several works including Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (Basic Books). Iskandar's work deals with media, identity and politics and has lectured extensively on these topics at universities worldwide. His latest publication is an edited volume entitled Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (University of California Press). His two forthcoming works are books on the role of new media and dissidence in the Arab world. Iskandar teaches at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture and Technology program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Samia Errazzouki is a Moroccan-American writer based in Washington, DC. She has written for Al Akhbar, Mamfakinch, the Fair Observer, and others. Her academic research focuses on Morocco's political economy and reform. She is currently working on the Arab Studies Institute's Knowledge Production Project, with a focus on the Greater Maghreb. She is also a co-editor of Jadaliyya's Maghreb Page.
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