Complexity becomes a little clearer on the subject of the U.S. and Islam, as Albion College invites Shadi Hamid to present the annual Daoud Family Lectureship in Middle Eastern Studies. The presentation takes place Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the Science Complex Towsley Hall.
Hamid is a fellow with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy, and the author of "Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East," published in 2014 by Oxford University Press. He has further served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and was director of research at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Hamid is currently vice-chair of POMED's board of directors, a member of the World Bank’s MENA Advisory Panel and a contributing writer for The Atlantic.
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. 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.
The Daoud Family Lecture in Middle Eastern Studies is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College's Religious Studies department, 517/629-0207 or firstname.lastname@example.org.