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Monday Talk: 21 February 2022
Meeting open for joining at 6:45 pm Beirut Time (GMT+3 or UCT+3)
Talk starts at 7:00 pm and until 8:30

Who are Lebanese Immigrants?
And how can their stories be told and archived?
A conversation with Dr. Akram Khater
(Director of the Moise Khairallah Center for the Lebanese Diaspora Studies)

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Profile of the Talk
In this talk, Dr. Akram Khater will discuss  the efforts of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies to preserve and share the history of Lebanese immigrants in the US and beyond.

He will discuss the work to build the largest archive of Lebanese immigration in the world, and the various projects the center carries out to tell the complex histories of Lebanese immigrants.

The talk will present various projects undertaken by the Center whose purpose is to document, archive and keep alive the achievements and stories of the Lebanese Diaspora.

Please visit the site of the Center at Lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu
Dr. Akram Khater
Dr. Khater is University Faculty Scholar, Professor of History, and holds the Khayrallah Chair in Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University where he also serves as the Director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies.
A native of Lebanon (born 1960), he holds a Ph.D. degree in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and University of California, Berkeley, respectively. His books include Inventing Home: Emigration, Gender and the Making of a Lebanese Middle Class, 1861-1921, and A History of the Middle East: A Sourcebook for the History of the Middle East and North Africa, and Embracing the Divine: Passion and Politics in the Christian Middle East.

His most recent documentary is the new award-winning film titled The Romey Lynchings, that narrates the history of racial violence against early Arab immigrants.

In addition, he is the senior curator for Turath: An Exhibit of Early Arab American Culture.  Most recently, he has received a $500,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA) to develop Arabic handwriting text recognition. This research builds on the already developing Arabic OCR for print matters.
He is past editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, and current editor of Mashriq&Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migrations, and sits on the editorial board of a book series on immigration studies.
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