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Middle East scholar to speak at Wake Forest University


October 15, 2008

Akram Khater, associate professor of history and director of International Programs at North Carolina State University, will present a lecture, “Becoming ‘Syrian’ in America:  A Global Geography of Ethnicity and Nation,” at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at Wake Forest University’s Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102.

The lecture, sponsored by the Wake Forest history department, is free and open to the public.

A native of Lebanon, Khater earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, and holds master’s and doctorate degrees in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of California, Berkeley, respectively.  Before coming to N.C. State, he taught at Ball State University in Indiana.  His books include “Inventing Home:  Emigration, Gender and the Making of a Lebanese Middle Class, 1861-1921” and “A History of the Middle East:  A Sourcebook for the History of the Middle East and North Africa.”

For more information, call 758-3090.

Press Contacts:

Eric Frazier
(336) 758-5237


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