March 31, 2011

Libyan political scientist to speak at UW on April 4

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Ali Ahmida

Ali Ahmida

Ali Ahmida, who knows Libya as a native and as a scholar educated in north Africa, will lecture at the UW on Monday, April 4.

Ahmidas talk is titled “Social Origins of Dictatorship & Democratic Uprising” and begins at 7 p.m. in 210 Kane. There is no charge for admission.

Ahmida holds the Ludcke Chair of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of New England. His publications include Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial and Postcolonial Libya as well as The Making of Modern Libya: State Formation, Colonialization and Resistance.

The event is sponsored by the UW Middle East Center. For more information, contact Felicia Hecker at 206-543-4227 or fhecker@uw.edu.