Wendy Pearlman, Understanding Syria Through Refugee Stories @ UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Omaha [8 March]

Wendy Pearlman, Understanding Syria Through Refugee Stories


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08
March
18:30 - 20:00

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UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6400 South, University Drive Road North, Omaha, Nebraska 68182
With the support of Humanities Nebraska, the UNO Islamic Studies Program and Sustained Dialogue are organizing a lecture by and follow-up discussion with Dr. Wendy Pearlman, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. The lecture will take place in the Weitz Community Engagement Center Room 201/205/209 between 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8.

Who are Syrian refugees and what experiences do they carry with them? What can their personal stories teach us about both tragedy and resilience? Wendy Pearlman, the Martin and Patricia Koldyke Outstanding Teaching Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University, explores these questions in this presentation of her acclaimed new book, We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria (HarperCollins 2017). Based on interviews that Pearlman conducted with more than 300 Syrian refugees across the Middle East and Europe since 2012, the book is a mosaic of first-hand stories and reflections that chronicle the Syrian conflict exclusively through the words of people who have lived it.

Wendy Pearlman is a professor and award-winning teacher at Northwestern University, specializing in Middle East politics. Educated at Harvard, Georgetown, and Brown, Pearlman speaks fluent Arabic and has spent more than twenty years studying and living in the Arab World. She is the author of numerous articles and two books, Occupied Voices: Stories of Everyday Life from the Second Intifada (Nation Books, 2003) and Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement (Cambridge University Press, 2011). She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

UNO Religious Studies, History, and Political Science departments, and International Programs co-sponsor the event.

This lecture is part of “Dialogue with Muslim Communities in Omaha” project. This is the sixth event in the series.

For more information, contact Dr. Kristian Petersen at [email protected] or Dr. Ramazan Kilinc at 402-554-2683.
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