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UW Bothell hosts Middle East expert Lawrence Pintak

UW Bothell’s American Muslim Research Institute is hosting a lecture by Middle East expert Lawrence Pintak on March 31. Karem Dana, director of the American Muslim Research Institute and a UW Bothell professor, will moderate. The talk will provide insight into “how Islam inside and outside of the U.S. affects the lives of American Muslims, and vice versa, with specific attention paid to U.S. foreign policy potential implications,” says Dana.

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Michelle Obama praises UW student in Peking University speech

Philmon HaileFirst Lady Michelle Obama praised UW senior Philmon Haile during a recent speech at Peking University, quoting from his remarks at a Washington D.C. event celebrating President Obama’s 100,000 Strong initiative.

Philmon has studied abroad several times, interning at the US Embassy Beijing, conducting field research in rural China and volunteering in Jordan. He was recently awarded the Rangel Graduate Fellowship, which supports graduate study and professional development in preparation for a career in the Foreign Service.

Read First Lady Michelle Obama’s remarks…