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No Sex in the City: Personal Accounts of a Generation of Women in the PLO

A public lecture by Suad Amiry, Director of Riwaq: the Centre for Architectural Conservation, Palestine

Tuesday, April 08, 2008
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Suad Amiry is the Founder and Director of Riwaq: the Centre for Architectural Conservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring Palestinian buildings.  She studied architecture at the American University of Beirut, the University of Michigan and the University of Edinburgh and taught at Birzeit University. She participated in the 1991–1993 Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in Washington, D.C., and later served as the Assistant Deputy Minister and Director General of the Ministry of Culture in Palestine. She is also the author of Sharon and my Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries (2005), which has been translated into 11 languages, and was awarded the prestigious Viareggio Prize in Italy. 

She will discuss her new book, No Sex in the City, as yet published only in Italian.


Cost : Free

PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455
www.international.ucla.edu/cnes
pszanton@international.ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies

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