7afli Fête: Celebration of Lebanon led by Law School Humphrey Fellow Hamzé Haidar Ahmad


03/05/2016 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location  Cedars Hall

7afli Fête| 5 to 7 pm
Cedars Hall  $10 suggested donation

Discover Lebanese traditions with Alliance Française! Kick-off the Mois de la Francophonie celebration with Dabki dancing, Lebanese cuisine, a historical overview by Carol Hakim and a look at modern culture with Hamzé Haidar Ahmad.

Doors open at 5 pm.
There is a suggested donation of $10. Please call our office to RSVP, or reserve your place online.
Ticket entry will include:
Live performance of Dabke dancing
Authentic Middle Eastern food
Presentation by local experts on historical Lebanon and Lebanon today.

Carol Hakim, a Lebanese native, is a professor of history at the University of Minnesota. Her specialties include the political and economic development of the Arab world in the late 19th- and 20th-centuries, and published works include Lebanon: in Danger of Peace and the forthcoming Shifting Identities and Representations of the Nation among the Maronite Secular Elite in the Late Ottoman Period.

Hamzé Haidar Ahmad, 2015-16 Humphreys Fellow at the University of Minnesota, is the Head of Training at the Police Academy in Beirut, Lebanon, where he oversees, manages, and monitors the contents of the police training curricula. Ahmad received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the American University of Culture and Education in Beirut, his Law degree from Lebanese University, and will soon earn his Master’s degree in Penal Law.
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