Talk to Address Morocco and Arab Spring
LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2013 – “The Arab Spring and The Moroccan Exception” is the topic of a talk Thursday, Feb. 7, at Virginia Military Institute. Given by Mostafa Ouajjani, senior lecturer of Arabic in Dartmouth College’s Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, the talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Turman Room in Preston Library.
Ouajjani holds a master of arts degree in English literature from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University in Fez, Morocco, and his short stories in Arabic have been published in Moroccan newspapers and magazines. He co-translated Dale Eickelman’s Knowledge and Power in Morocco into Arabic in 2009.
Ouajjani will speak at VMI as part of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures’ “Life after Language” lecture series. Cosponsored by the Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund, the talk is open to the public free of charge.