Sa’ed Atshan, an assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Swarthmore College, will deliver a lecture from 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, March 2, reflecting on last year’s mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub.
The lecture, “Being Gay and Middle Eastern in Post-Orlando America,” takes place in Trabant University Center Theater and is free and open to the public.
Atshan will share his personal experiences and perspective as an LGBTQ rights activist in the Middle East. He will also reflect on the Orlando shooting and its global implications, especially as they pertain to the struggles against racism and homophobia in the United States and around the world.
Atshan received his master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and, in 2013, his doctorate in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in international studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, specializing in topics relating to Israel and Palestine.
The lecture is presented by the Department of Women and Gender Studies and is co-sponsored by the Center for Global and Area Studies and the departments of Anthropology, History and Political Science and International Relations.
Article by UDaily staff February 17, 2017