Orientalism as Occidentalism

Sponsored by the University Seminar in Arabic Studies

Thursday, February 18

Time: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, 

New York, NY 10027

Joseph Massad

Joseph Massad is Professor of Modern Arab Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. He is the author most recently of Islam in Liberalism (University of Chicago Press, 2015).  His talk will investigate the concept of occidentalism which was used by Edward Said and by his critics since the publication of Said's Orientalism, and the different meanings attributed to it since. 

The talk will begin at 7:00 pm. If you would like to join us for dinner at 6:00 pm, please RSVP to the seminar's rapporteur Sahar Ishtiaque Ullah (su2156@columbia.edu) no later than Thursday, February 11, 2016.  Please note that the cost of dinner is $25, payable by check made out to "Columbia University."

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