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Dinner and talk on Egypt and Syria by Harvard Prof. Bill Granara

Another Dinner at the Economy Club Meetup at the Gran Gusto Restaurant in Cambridge. Evening Program: Drinks at 6:00; Dinner at 7 followed by the Speaker. There are two choices for dinner: A many(!) course Italian dinner at $36.00 or a pizza, appetizer and salad dinner at $24.00. (The pizza is authentic Italian pizza!)

William Granara is Gordon Gray Professor of Arabic at Harvard University where he teaches Arabic language and literature. He will talk on the recent developments in Egypt, Syria and Tunisia.

He is currently the director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and director of the Moroccan Studies Program at Harvard. In addition he is the founding director of Harvard Summer School’s program, Mediterranean Crossings: France and the Arab World) in Aix-en-Provence, France.

He studied French and Arabic at Georgetown and earned a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (1986). He has translated three Arabic novels into English, The Earthquake by Tahir Wattar (2000), Granada by Radwa Ashour (2004), and The Battle of Poitiers by Jurji Zaydan (2012). In addition to his scholarly publications on modern Arabic literature, he researches on the literature and cultures of medieval Muslim Sicily and Spain. Among his recent articles are: ” Sicilian Poets in Seville: Literary Affinities Across Political Borders“ (2013); “Fragments of the Past: Reconstructing Palermo’s Jewish Neighborhood,[masked]” (2010); and “Rethinking Muslim Sicily’s Golden Age: Poetry and Patronage at the Fatimid Kalbid Court” (2008).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The speaker was terrific, great talk and Q &A

    November 5, 2013

  • Liz V.

    Sorry to have to miss tonight. I got word about being off the wait list too late to make it! Hope it was good, and look forward to the next time.

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had said I would do pizza.

    November 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, have to bow out last minute. Was looking forward to it. Friend from Hong Kong blew into town and that just does not happen more than once ever five years. Bummer!

    November 4, 2013

  • Liz V.

    Sounds like a great evening, I look forward to joining the dinner, lecture and conversation!

    October 27, 2013

  • Pamela A.

    This looks great. Can we pass on dinner.

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speaker sounds terrific - really looking forward to the talk and meeting other members who are interested in this subject.

    October 24, 2013

  • Ange

    Thanks for organizing, John. I can't attend, unfortunately. Do people have to make a reservation?

    October 22, 2013

    • John K.

      No, we have a private room

      October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like it will be a very thought ptovolking evening.

    October 24, 2013

  • faith g.

    It kills me to say no, because I would LOVE to.go, but I will still be in Mexico Lindo ! Are u, she said hopefully, going to have other similar events in near future ?

    October 22, 2013

    • John K.

      Hi there Faith! Are you travelling again? We have one of these the first Monday of every month except summer. Check out the "Economy Club" Meetup Site!

      October 23, 2013

    • faith g.

      Sweet! No, am not.traveling till end of December, gone till April. But can make the December one, I guess. Keep.me in the loop!

      October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds great. I have been to Egypt and would love to learn more about the current situation.

    October 22, 2013

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