The Culture War on Terror: Race, Art and American Public Diplomacy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time:  12:15pm - 2:00pm

Location: International Affairs Building, Room 1501, Columbia University

Hisham Aidi will discuss his recently published, critically acclaimed book Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Culture (Pantheon 2014), a study of American cultural diplomacy towards the Muslim world over the last decade.  Aidi is a lecturer at the School of International and Public Affairs. He is also the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave 2008), and editor, with Manning Marable, of Black Routes to Islam (Palgrave 2009). His most recent book has been described by the New York Times as "highly original" and "breathtaking."  Writing in the Washington Post, political scientist Marc Lynch praised Rebel Music as "brilliant, utterly unique, effortlessly transnational."

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Sponsored by the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University