Kahlil Gibran: Lebanon’s Message to the World event New York

Kahlil Gibran: Lebanon’s Message to the World event New York
May 24, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Lebanese American University
211 E. 46th Street
New York City
New York
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Kahlil Gibran: Lebanon’s Message to the World event New York

The LAU New York Academic Center in conjunction with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Center for Lebanese Heritage at LAU Beirut invite you to a special evening on:

  • 5:45: Welcome Reception
  • 6:30: Opening Session: Moderator: Moderator Poet Henri Zoghaib – Director of the Center for Lebanese Heritage at LAU Beirut
  • 6:45: Panel 1: Dr. Philip Salem – Writer, President of Salem Oncology Center, Houston, TX. Poet May Rihani – Director of the Gibran Chair for Values and Peace – University of Maryland.

(7:45: Brief Break)

  • 8:00: Panel 2: Prof. Roger Allen – University of Pennsylvania (Emeritus). Rev. Paul Gordon Chandler – Author, Interfaith Advocate, Chicago, IL.

*Brief Q & A discussion after each panel.*

Location: 211 E. 46th Street (map)

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Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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