WVU Parkersburg presents program on challenges facing Arab/Muslim youth

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/25/13 – West Virginia University Parkersburg’s Office for Global Initiatives will host “Challenges Facing Today’s Youth Subculture in Arab/Muslim Socieities” with Dr. Aleya Said. The event takes place Tuesday, April 9 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the college theatre, room 1305.

Originally from Alexandria, Egypt, Said holds a permanent position at Alexandria University. She received a bachelor’s degree in English and translation from Al Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and a master’s in English and doctorate in drama from the University of Georgia.

In 2003, Said was a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Georgia State University. She previously taught at International Islamic University Malaysia and currently teaches at Abu Dhabi University in the United Arab Emirates. Her special academic focus is comparative East-West literature and culture. Said spoke at WVU Parkersburg several years ago when she discussed media and culture from an Egyptian perspective.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Dr. Nancy Nanney at 304-424-8361 or ude.puvwnull@yennaN.ycnaN. br>

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