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World Workshop #20: "FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST" + Dinner

10/11/13 @6:00 pm in CSUF Hum 123.  This event is part of the Left Bank's "World Workshops" series.  Today's theme: FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE-EAST.  Hosted by Dr. Hélène Domon, professor of French Studies at CSUF, and Abdulwahab Alzahrani, CSUF Computer Engineering student.

What are the forces dividing the Middle-East?  This workshop will allow speakers to express alternate views on stemming factors of turbulence in the Middle-East, particularly in Syria, from the fight for natural resources (oil, gas, copper, gold, uranium) to foreign quests for dominance, from competing religious ideologies to socio-political clashes.


(If you want to be a speaker, please see instructions below.)

(your name)

• Richard Procida, author and attorney:  "Think Impunity."

• Wahab Alzahrani, "Notes on the Arab World."

• Documentaries on Middle-East history: "Imperial History of the Middle East," "WW1 Middle-East treaties."

• Documentary on Syria: "A History of Syria" (BBC, 2013)

• Documentaries on Palestine-Israel conflict: "The History of Palestine," "Origins of Israel Palestinian Conflict."

• Belly Dance:  Wahab, Diana and Jenny, from the CSUF Belly Dance Club.

• Round-Table Discussion.

• After the workshop, we will have dinner in Fullerton. 


• Give a talk! Anyone at the Left Bank is welcome to submit a proposal for a 10-minute presentation on this topic.  You do not need to be an expert, a teacher or a published writer - just an informed citizen of the Earth who would like to provide personal insights.

Rules of the game:

1) Email a title and short summary to Helene at [masked] at least a few days before the workshop date;

2) Focus your topic on one theme you would like to emphasize;

3) Your presentation is 10 minutes max, followed by an informal group discussion;

4) A PowerPoint is welcome, but not mandatory.  Lectures, round tables, videos, poetry, slam, spoken word, songs, art, performance and other forms of expression are all welcome.

Cheers, come on, don't hesitate!  Share your knowledge and hopes!  Be part of the people's university where we learn and grow from each other and build tomorrow's world!

Cost:  The workshop is FREE. 

Directions and Parking:  From FWY 57, take Nutwood Exit to the west.  Make a right on Folino Dr. and an immediate left into Parking lot F.  Drive around the curve and park close to Humanities building, which is the tallest building near the parking lot, with a beehive-like wall pattern.  Parking is free on Fridays after 5:00pm.

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