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02/09/2009

Visiting Instructor Will Talk about Middle East During Lecture Series This Spring

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 Saba Hanbali is teaching at Winthrop on a Fulbright grant.
 Her four lectures will cover religion, role of women and her country.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - A visiting instructor from Jordan will offer a lecture series this spring on “Discovering the Middle East.” 

Saba Hanbali, who is teaching Arabic at Winthrop on a year-long Fulbright grant, will talk about her Muslim religion, the role of women in Islam and her country.

As a Palestinian Jordanian from Amman, she brings a unique perspective on the current conflict between Israel and Palestine. The program is open to the public and each of the following free monthly presentations will be at 7 p.m. in Withers/W.T.S. Building’s Irvin and Jean Kirby Plowden Auditorium.

The schedule is as follows:

Feb. 10: “Women in Islam”
Feb. 24: The Five Pillars of Islam
March 10: “The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict”
April 14: “Jordan: History, Culture and Traditions”

For more information, contact the International Center at 803/323-3441.


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