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Outrage in the Middle East: the Video Incident

Outrage in the Middle East: the Video Incident

  • Date:
    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
  • Time:
    12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
  • Organizer:
    Alison Nevarez
  • Campus:
    University Park Campus
  • Venue:
    Musick Law Building (LAW)
  • Room:
    Room 7
  • Cost:
    free
  • Phone:
    213-740-2795
  • Email:

Summary:

The trailer for a low-budget film sparks riots in the Arab street and a fire that leaves an American ambassador dead. How do we understand what is happening in the Middle East? What does it mean for American policy? A panel of scholars from USC Dornsife and the Annenberg School will discuss recent events in the Middle East and the larger cultural implications of what we are witnessing.

Description:

The trailer for a low-budget film sparks riots in the Arab street and a fire that leaves an American ambassador dead. How do we understand what is happening in the Middle East? What does it mean for American policy?

A panel of scholars from USC Dornsife and the Annenberg School will discuss recent events in the Middle East and the larger cultural implications of what we are witnessing.

All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to attend to learn what our experts have to say. The panel includes:

Laurie Brand Robert Grandford Wright Professor and Professor of International Relations, USC Dornsife

Fayez Hammad Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations, USC Dornsife

Sherman Jackson King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture, Professor of Religion and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity

Philip Seib Professor of Journalism and Director for the Center on Public Diplomacy, Annenberg School for Communication