Ottenheimer Library, the Multicultural Center, the Diversity Council, and A.W.A.R.E. are collaborating to help enhance the UA Little Rock community’s understanding of what, where, and who the “Middle East” is. The panel discussion will consider the role of religion in the Middle East, the problem with generalizing the Middle East as one homogenous, monolithic region/culture, how the relationship between the US and Middle East affect Middle Eastern immigrants in America, and what are the impacts and challenges specifically related to Middle Eastern immigrants in Arkansas. Free food will be provided. The following faculty members will be participating in a panel discussion to answer, “Hey Siri, define the Middle East.”
- Dr. Rebecca Glazier – UA Little Rock, associate professor of political science
- Research interest in religion and politics
- Dr. Abeer El-Anwar – UA Little Rock, instructor of Arabic
- Arabic language impact on Middle East immigrant community in Little Rock
- Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin – UA Little Rock, assistant professor of sociology
- Research interest in assimilation of Middle Eastern immigrants in the US as well as their physical and psychological health
This event will take place in the Library- Room 535.