Allen Hall-Unit One
Nada Alwadi will be a Unit One Guest-in-Residence Sept 30 - Oct 5
Nada Alwadi will be a Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence Sept 30 – Oct 5. All of her events are open to the public and take place in Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.
Nada Alwadi is a Bahraini journalist, writer, and researcher who writes about politics and human rights issues in the Middle East. Alwadi covered the recent crackdown in Bahrain for several international media outlets including USA Today. In 2011, she was one of the recipients of the first James Lawson Award for Nonviolent Achievement by the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict. Alwadi co-founded the Bahraini Press Association which seeks to defend local and international journalists who have been attacked or targeted by the Bahraini authorities.
Sunday, Sept 30
7pm – Opening Program: Meet Nada Alwadi (in the South Rec Room)
Bahraini journalist Nada Alwadi talks about her experiences covering a Middle Eastern uprising and being detained by the Bahraini authorities while a number of her fellow Bahraini journalists were murdered, tortured, or sentenced to long prison terms by the regime.
Monday, Oct 1
7pm – Bahrain, A Forgotten Story of the Arab Spring: A View from the Inside (in the South Rec Room)
The uprising in Bahrain, strategic nonviolence, media neglect, and US influence and involvement.
9pm –tea and hummus (in the guest apartment)
discussion of the Arab Spring and strategic nonviolence
Tuesday, Oct 2
7pm – Challenging Stereotypes of Middle Eastern Women (in the South Rec Room)
Involvement of women in the Arab Spring, status of women in the Middle East, and Islamic feminism.
9pm – International Snackie Night (in the guest apartment)
discussion of women in the Middle East
Wednesday, Oct 3
7pm – The Game of the Media (in the South Rec Room)
How the media shapes our perceptions of the world, media ownership and agenda setting, challenges of new media, and social media during the Arab spring.
9pm – Dip it with Nada (in the guest apartment)
discussion of media politics and social media
Thursday, Oct 4
7pm – US Foreign Policy towards the Middle East and the US Elections (in the South Rec Room)
Mistakes and challenges for US foreign policy and views of Arab-Americans on the upcoming elections.
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