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1981 Casablanca & Contemporary Morocco

1981 Casablanca & Contemporary Morocco

Date(s) - 04/14/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Contact Person:
Laurel Westendorf
Deschutes Library Org

Hear past events in Casablanca put into context for today!

Driss Guerraoui and his family moved to the U.S. in the wake of Casablanca’s 1981 protests and unrest. Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim, Professor Emeritus of History at California State Polytechnic University, will be using the events in Casablanca to highlight aspects of Moroccan history, as a way of explaining the riots and putting them in a contemporary Moroccan context.

Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim is Professor Emeritus of History at California State Polytechnic University at Pomona. Since 1989 he’s taught courses on Islam, the Middle East and North Africa, History Methods and Historiography. His special area of research is the medieval period around the Mediterranean Sea, currently researching climate conditions in medieval Damascus and a biography of Qadi Abu Bakr (1076-1148), Chief Judge of Seville for the Almoravids.


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