Upcoming Events: Middle East
Roads of ArabiaDate: Fri, January 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Dany Chan, Assistant Curator for Exhibition Projects, Asian Art Museum
Philippa Kelly, Educator, Author, Dramaturg
Chan will give a presentation about the fascinating exhibit, “Roads of Arabia: Archeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”, which is at the Asian Art Museum until January 18th. The SF Chronicle described the exhibit as a "Mesmerizing and astonishing journey to the Arabian Peninsula." Some of the more ancient objects were discovered as recently as 40 years ago.
Middle East Discussion GroupDate: Mon, January 26, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Enriching, provocative and fun discussion!
Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines. After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. There will also be a brief planning session.
The Invisible People: Syrian RefugeesDate: Fri, February 20, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
Giles Duley, Photojournalist; Humanitarian
While on foot patrol in Afghanistan, Duley, an award-winning photographer, stepped on a land mine and became a triple amputee, losing his arm and both legs. Prior to his life-changing injuries, he was noted for his portraits of the rich and famous, but now his work focuses on humanitarian issues and the stark consequences of conflicts on civilians. Duley, who has been honored by Amnesty International, will show excerpts from his latest documentary, which encompasses Syrian refugees.
Future of AfghanistanDate: Fri, March 20, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM
A panel of young Fulbright scholars.
Rohila Jalali, B.A., Business Administration
Nangyalai Attal, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2014 UN Youth Courage Awardee
Akmal Siddiqu, B.A., Finance and Management
Ihsanullah Shagiwal, B.A., Business Administration
Atta Arghandiwal, Author, Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story – Moderator
A panel of young, dedicated Fulbright scholars hailing from Afghanistan and studying critical business and management fields at San Francisco’s Golden Gate University consider their nation’s future and their own personal goals for when they return to their beloved homeland. The three men and one woman are compelling figures: Rohila, who grew up in a Pakistani refugee camp, worked for USAID in Afghanistan; Nangyalai, a recent United Nations Youth Courage Awardee, pushed his government for labor reform; Akmal is a leader in the developing Afghan telecommunications industry; and Ihsanullah has taken on roles for the Afghan government and numerous international aid organizations. Regardless of their varied backgrounds, all are guided by a commitment to gender equality and open entrepreneurial opportunity in shaping Afghanistan’s development.