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Public talk & discussion featuring Mohamed Abubakr

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Mohamed Abubakr, a native of Sudan, witnessed much bloodshed during his childhood, as his country was wracked by a civil war that cost more than two million lives. Prompted by what he saw, he has devoted his life to civil and human rights causes. At the age of 14, he co-founded the SudanAid Association. While a student at American University in Cairo, where he studied civil engineering, he observed Israeli and Palestinian students behaving as friends and began to consider what he could do to encourage Arab-Israeli and Jewish-Muslim dialogue. Building on this, he has become active in YaLa Young Leaders, which works to promote peace and social justice in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He is also active in efforts to advance gender equality. In his appearance at OSU, he will discuss his career in activism, the lessons that he has learned, and his vision for positive change in MENA, a region often marked by instability and violence.

Milam Hall (campus map)
Paul Kopperman
pkopperman at oregonstate.edu
History Department
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