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Tarek Swelim
"Academia Vs. Tourism"
Thursday, April 7, 2016
1 - 2 pm
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room P071, AUC New Cairo

As part of the Qahwa and Kalam series, Tarek Swelim, an alumnus of the Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations (formerly: Arabic Studies) at the American University in Cairo gave a lecture titled "Academia vs. Tourism." He earned his PhD from Harvard University in 1994. His recent book, Ibn Tulun: His Lost City and Great Mosque was recently published by AUC Press. You can find it here:  http://www.aucpress.com/p-4949-ibn-tulun.aspx

In this Qahwa and Kalam talk Swelim addressed the tension and difference between academia and tourism, both of which are fields he has much experience in.