Category: Wayne State University

Arab Identity Eps 13 – Arabs Past and Present with Dr. Nabeel Abraham

The Ancient Past of Arabs & How It Shapes Their Presence and Future Saturday Jan 29, 2022 at 11:00am est Nabeel Abraham has devoted his life’s work to the study of Arab Detroit and Arab Americans generally. His writing on various aspects of the community span four decades. He coedited, two volumes of the Arab Detroit series, as well as a forthcoming volume titled, Hadha Baladuna of creative writing (Wayne State University Press). In addition to other collections, Abraham has contributed numerous essays in various journals, books, and encyclopedias. Abraham taught anthropology at Henry Ford College in Dearborn, Michigan, for three decades, where he also directed the Honors Program until his retirement in 2013. Abraham served as executive director of the Association of Arab American University Graduates, Inc., from 1979 to 1980. He also established the Detroit Regional Office of the ADC, serving as its local spokesman and adviser from 1980 to 1985. Abraham’s experiences growing up in Detroit starting in the 1950s provides much of the material on which he draws for his current work.

Arab Identity Eps 10 – Revolt of 1920 & Creation of Iraq with Dr. Abbas Kadhim [podcast/video]

Arab American Center for Culture and Arts and Dearborn Blog present the 10th episode of the Arab Identity series with Guest Dr. Abbas Kadhim, Director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C, talking about the Great Iraqi Revolt of 1920 and the formation of the state of Iraq hereafter. Dr. Kadhim earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. Between 2005 and 2013 he was an Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs/Middle East Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Dr. Kadhim has more than 15 years of experience advising various U.S. Government officials and personnel (Executive & Legislative). He is the author of Reclaiming Iraq: the 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State, Austin: University of Texas Press; and “The Hawza under Siege: A Study in the Ba’th Party Archives“, Boston University. (Twitter: @DrAbbasKadhim)

Arab Identity Eps. 8: Belfour Declaration w/guest Prof. Saeed Khan [podcast/video]

The Balfour Declaration was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the First World War announcing support for the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine, then an Ottoman region with a small minority Jewish population. Join us on our 8th Episode of Arab Identity to discuss the Balfour Declaration with Professor of Middle East History and Global Studies at Wayne State University, Dr. Saeed Khan on Tuesday April 27, 2021 at 7PM Eastern Standard Time. Arab Identity is hosted by Wissam Charafeddine ( and presented by the Arab American Center for Culture and Arts

Arab Identity Eps. 6: Sykes Picot and the Division of the Arab State w/guest Prof. Saeed Khan [podcast/video]

Arab Identity Eps. 6: Sykes Picot and the Division of the Arab State w/guest Prof. Saeed Khan, Senior Lecturer of Near East & Asian Studies and Global Studies, and Director of Global Studies at Wayne State University The Sykes–Picot Agreement was a 1916 secret treaty between the United Kingdom and France, with assent from the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy, to define their mutually agreed spheres of influence and control in an eventual partition of the Ottoman Empire.

Dearborn Open Mic – Mr. Aoun Jaber – Can Arabic Language Be Taught?

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​State Board Appoints Michael Rice As Next State Superintendent

May 7, 2019 LANSING – The State Board of Education today selected Dr. Michael Rice to be Michigan’s next State Superintendent. Following a full day interviewing three finalists, the State Board voted 5-3 to appoint the 56-year-old Rice, over the other candidates: Wayne RESA Superintendent Randy Liepa, and Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift. ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – واقع النظام التعليمي في الولايات المتحدة للأستاذ حيدر مازن [Video | Arabic]

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Kamelya Youssef, the Authentic Arab American Ecopoet Activist “People usually comment that your name is also a flower or that you’re named after it or it after you.” With these words Kamelya Youssef once started her poem Xylem Kamelya Youssef is a Detroit-based poet, organizer, graduate student, and teacher. She is a member of the Z Collective and a board member of ...