Reported by Paige Narins, '13
Rebellion is the subject of Albion College’s 2012 Daoud Family Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies. Robin Wright presents on her latest book, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World, in the Norris Center's Towsley Hall on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. Wright’s work explores new trends in the Islamic world, such as the Arab revolts, the counter-jihad against extremism and the challenge to theocratic rule—and examines their implications for American foreign policy.
Wright is a journalist, author and foreign policy analyst. She is currently a senior fellow with the Wilson Center Distinguished Scholars program. Wright has reported from more than 140 countries on six continents for The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Sunday Times of London, CBS News and the Christian Science Monitor. She has also written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune and many others. Wright received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan.
The Daoud Family Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies was created by Detroit businessman Tarik S. Daoud and his family to promote a better understanding of Middle Eastern history, peoples, and cultures, and of the crucial role the Middle East plays in today’s world. The series brings to campus speakers with expertise on different aspects of this diverse and fascinating region. A native of Iraq, Daoud has long been an active leader in the Detroit business community, was a founding member of the American Arab Chamber of Commerce and is a previous recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Detroit News’s Michiganian of the Year award.