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International Discussion Series: A Talk with Anita Husen about her Journey from Morocco to The Markaz
A Journey from Morocco to The Markaz: Building Communities to Uplift Diverse Student Voices
Anita Husen, Associate Dean and Director of the Markaz, has over fourteen years experience in academia, holding leadership positions, serving as a resident director, advising student groups, creating spaces for students to build community, and planning programs and events. She taught Arabic in the Near Eastern Studies department at Princeton. Prior to that she served as Director of the Arabic House at UT Austin, an off-campus cooperative and immersive living experience for undergraduates where she worked with staff and funders to create a vision for the house and launch its programs, integrating experiences for students, staff, faculty, and visiting speakers and scholars.
She received her BA in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies from Emory University, spent two years in the Peace Corps as a health education volunteer in Morocco, and then received her MA in Arabic Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Just before the Arab Uprisings, Anita held a fellowship in Cairo, Egypt with the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad where she served as the personal translator and interpreter for the president of Al-Alzhar University, Ahmed Al-Tayib, before and during his transition from university president to Sheikh of Al-Azhar.
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
- Bechtel International Center Map
All are welcome!
- General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends