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Summer Program Course B

COURSE B

THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: YESTERDAY AND TODAY

AUGUST 10-14, 2015 11:00 – 12:30 PM

This course provides alternative perspectives to the Middle East and North Africa conflicts.  Although this region is the birthplace of many of the world’s religions and cultures, the peoples of the region, especially women, children, ethnic and religious minorities suffer immensely.  We will examine many of the present day conflicts through the lens of these groups and their struggles for a better life and a better world.

LECTURER: AMIR HASSANPOUR

Amir Hassanpour specializes in modern Middle Eastern history and culture. He studied literature and linguistics at the University of Tehran, and communications and

near Eastern history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has taught courses on nationalism, mass media and social movements in the Middle East at the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. His more recent publications deal with genocide and nationalism.