Light dinner & refreshments will be served.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Walsh School of Foreign Service | Georgetown University

The preservation of the Madinah, or the "old city," in many Arab countries can be contentious and requires balancing residents’ housing needs with revitalizing the Madinah as a touristic and economic hub. Panelist, Dr. Raja Gmir, is the councilwoman for the city of Tunis, Tunisia, whose work champions the preservation of the historical Madinah of Tunis. She will speak about the many successes of rehabilitating and preserving historical buildings in the Tunis Madinah and the push for the recognition of Madinahs as world heritage sites. Joining Dr. Gmir is Kathryn Hanson of the Smithsonian Institution and the US Director for The Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TARII). She works as an archaeologist specializing in the protection of cultural heritage, curating museum exhibits and published on damage to ancient sites in Iraq and Syria. Her research combines archaeology, remote sensing, and cultural heritage policy. Ms. Elly Rostoum, the Director of the U.S. – MENA Experiential Partnership at the Arab American Institute Foundation will moderate the panel.

Panelists:

Dr. Kathryn Hanson, Cultural Preservation Scholar, Smithsonian Institution

The Honorable Dr. Raja Gmir, Councilwoman, Tunis, Tunisia

Elly Rostoum, Director of the U.S.-MENA Experiential Partnership, Arab American Institute Foundation

The event is co-hosted by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Arab American Institute Foundation

11-09-2019 18:30:00 11-09-2019 20:00:00 America/New_York The Madinah Now and Then: The Politics and Challenges of Cultural Preservation Light dinner & refreshments will be served. Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Walsh School of Foreign Service | Georgetown University The preservation of the Madinah, or the "old city,"...: https://www.aaiusa.org/the_madinah_now_and_then_the_politics_and_challenges_of_cultural_preservation Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Walsh School of Foreign Service | Georgetown University - Intercultural Center #141, 37th and O Sts NW, Washington, DC 20057, United States Elly Rostoum erostoum@aaiusa.org
When:
September 11, 2019 at 6:30pm - 8pm
Where:
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies | Walsh School of Foreign Service | Georgetown University
Intercultural Center #141
37th and O Sts NW
Washington, DC 20057
United States
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Contact:
Elly Rostoum

202-429-9210