Who are the Arabs? Fairy-tale rich Bedouins or fanatical terrorists? What else is out there besides the wealth, the violence, and the so-called incomprehensible Islam? We will lift the veil of the pervasive reductionist perspectives on the Middle East and its people by providing deeper insights into the complex experience we call the Arab World. You will also learn about the Western World through an Arab lens. We invite you on a brief but penetrating learning journey that will engage you’re your mind as well as your senses. Taught by an Arab Muslim and a Slovakian expatriate in the Middle East, the course will use both an anthropological and an intercultural perspective.
1-day workshop @ SIIC with Sherifa Fayez