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The Future of Druze History: Challenges and Prospects

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Date(s) - 04/13/2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Georgetown University-Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies , Georgetown Universityand the American Druze Foundation present a panel discussion on: The Future of Druze History: Challenges and Prospects.

Dr. Dima Abisaid Suki, Dr. Graham Pitts and Dr. Makram Rabah will explore the major questions that have animated scholarship on the Druze community while enumerating the obstacles that have limited its scope. Despite significant progress, the study of Druze history has faced very particular obstacles. The current historical moment offers bright prospects for a new era of openness. Panelists will highlight potential avenues for future inquiry based on their research.

Graham Auman Pitts is the American Druze Foundation Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on war and the environment in modern Lebanon.

Makram Rabah is a lecturer at the American University of Beirut, Department of History. He is the author of A Campus at War: Student Politics at the American University of Beirut, 1967-1975.

Dima Abisaid Suki is director of clinical research operations in the MD Anderson Center’s Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Texas in Houston. She is co-author of Druze in America: the Early Years.

Getting to Georgetown University: Visitors should put in the address for the University’s Southwest Garage by using 3611 Canal Road NWwhen mapping directions using a GPS. Detailed directions to the University can be found here.

Parking on Campus: All University guests can park on campus in Southwest Garage. For more information, please refer to our Transportation Management (OTM) website here.

Please direct any questions or requests for accommodation to Maddie Fisher at mcf77@georgetown.edu

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