The 2012 Winter Lecture Series will focus on Northern Africa from Morocco to Egypt.
Each two-hour session begins at 7:00 p.m. with the first hour featuring a presentation by our guest lecturer, followed by refreshment break and a half hour of questions and dialogue. On the seventh and final evening, the series will be capped off by a 6:00 p.m. dinner and a panel discussion at 7:00 p.m. The lectures are free and open to the public, and supported by a grant from the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.
Please join us for all seven of these informative, thought-provoking sessions. Additional parking is available in the parking lot of the Catholic Social Services Building across Eldon Drive west of the church.
For more information contact the Unitarian Church of Lincoln, 402-483-2213; Dick Dienstbier 402-489-7545, (rdien[at]neb[dot]rr[dot]com; or Bob Stoddard, 402-464-9419, bob[dot]stoddard[at]windstream[dot]net.
All sessions are open to the public and free of charge.
January 22: The Invention of the Maghreb, by Professor Majid Hannoum, of the University of Kansas, will focus on how the colonial history has shaped the current political and cultural dynamics of the region.
January 29: Historical and Current Tunisia, by Nejib Ayachi, Director of the Maghreb Center in Washington, DC.
February 5: No Session.
February 12: The Arab Spring, Islam, and Islamism in Egypt, by Professor Simon Wood of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
February 19: Libya: The Arab Spring Long Journey to Democracy, by Professor Mohamed Daha of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
February 26: Colonial and Current Algeria, by Professor James LeSeuer of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
March 4: Northern Africa and US Policy, by Raymond Maxwell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.
March 11: Dinner with North African Cuisine (6:00 PM) followed by The New Moroccan Constitution (June 2011): The Second Revolution of the King and the People, by Professor Samira Sayeh of the University of Kansas. Advanced reservations are required.
Note: In case of inclement weather, cancellations will appear on the church web site.