Le Moyne College holds day-long symposium on “Thinking About 9/11 Ten Years Later”

Le Moyne College will host “Thinking about 9/11 Ten Years After: First Annual Middle East and Beyond Symposium” on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The symposium brings together scholars from Syracuse University, Colgate, Wayne State, Brooklyn College and Loyola Chicago to discuss three important themes: Islamaphobia and 9/11, U.S. and Middle East relations and Contemporary Uprisings in the Middle East.
The program of events includes the following panel discussions in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall:
Panel 1: 10 – 11:15 a.m. “Islamophobia, Surveillance and 911”  Saher Selod (Loyola Chicago), Neelika Jayawardane (SUNY Oswego), Carol Fadda-Conrey (Syracuse University)
Panel 2: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. “Changes in International Policies since 9/11” Lisa Bhungalia (Syracuse University) and Dana Olwan (Simon Fraser University)
Panel 3: 2:30 – 3:45 p.m.  “Social Movements and Uprisings in the Middle East” Abdullah Al-arian (Wayne State), Bruce Rutherford (Colgate University) and Robert Zens (Le Moyne College)
At 4 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium, Moustafa Bayoumi delivers the keynote address, based on his book by the same title, How Does It Feel To be a Problem? Young Arab and Muslim Americans 10 years after 9/11. Moustafa Bayoumi’s writings have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, The National, The Guardian, CNN.com, The London Review of Books, The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and other places. Bayoumi is also the co-editor of The Edward Said Reader (Vintage) and editor of Midnight on Mavi Marmara: the Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla and How It Changed the Course of the Israel/Palestine Conflict (O/R Books). He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, and on CNN, FOX News, Book TV, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets from around the world. Panel discussions on How Does It Feel To be a Problem? have been convened at The Museum of the City of New York, PEN American Center, Drexel Law School, and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. Bayoumi is also an occasional columnist for The Progressive Media Project, through which his op-eds appear throughout the United States. He is a professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The symposium is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Studies. For more information, call (315) 445-4294.

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