Falvey Memorial Library, in partnership with Villanova University’s Center for Arab & Islamic Studies and the political science department, announces a timely lecture on the myths and facts about the people of the Middle East. James J. Zogby, Ph.D., will speak at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, in the Falvey Memorial Library first floor lounge.
Dr. Zogby is the president and co-founder of the Arab American Institute and a senior advisor with the international polling firm Zogby International. In the fall of 2009 and the spring of 2010, Zogby International conducted polls across a number of Arab countries. In his book, Arab Voices: What They’re Saying and Why It Matters, Dr. Zogby uses the results of these polls to topple stereotypes about the Middle East and its residents.
Marwan Kreidie, M.A., an adjunct professor in the political science department, comments, “James Zogby is the preeminent Arab-American activist in the United States. Not only is he active in trying to achieve civil rights and political inclusion for the approximately three million Americans of Arab descent, but he also is a keen observer of the Arab world. His book offers pragmatic and genuine insight into the thoughts of the Arab world, much misunderstood by the American public and policy makers.”
The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of Arab Voices will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
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