Covering Culture and Politics in Africa and the Middle East
Date(s) - 03/09/2021
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
About This Event
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the African Studies Program at Georgetown University present this discussion with Isama’il Kushkush moderated by Dr. Rochelle Davis, Sultanate of Oman Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology. This event is part of the year-long series on Race and Racism in Africa and the Middle East.
Isma’il Kushkush reports on a number of cultural and political issues such as migration, race, cultural heritage, and economics in the Arab Middle East and Africa as well as Sub-Saharan Africa. Join us for an opportunity to pose questions to Kushkush and hear more about how he combines his background in history and international relations in his journalistic approach.
Isma’il Kushkush is a journalist who has contributed to The New York Times, CNN, the Associated Press (AP), Reuters, Guernica Magazine, Voice of America and Al Jazeera English. He was based in Khartoum, Sudan, for eight years, and for two three-month periods in 2014 and again in 2015, he was acting bureau chief for The New York Times in East Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has covered political, economic, social and cultural stories from Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Burundi, Sweden, Israel the Palestinian territories and the United States. He received a bachelors of arts degree in history and international relations from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East and a master of arts degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School in New York with a focus on politics and global affairs.