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Vol 57 No. 17 : October, 2005
Vol 57 No. 17 | Oct. 3, 2005

Mark LeVine To Speak Oct. 25

The Center for International Education (CIE) will host an evening with Mark LeVine – scholar; journalist; musician; activist; and associate professor of modern Middle Eastern history, culture and Islamic studies at the University of California, Irvine – on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m., in the University Student Union, Ballroom A.

LeVine will share his vast knowledge of the Middle East and discuss his new book, Why They Don’t Hate Us: Lifting the Veil on the Axis of Evil, which explores the roots of the current conflict between the United States and the Muslim world, and advocates an “Axis of Empathy” as the only strategy that can bring about a long-term solution to the current situation. A book signing will follow LeVine’s presentation.

For more than a decade, LeVine has lived and worked in the Middle East, from Morocco to Iraq. He has held positions as a scholar at the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University, the Society for Humanities at Cornell University and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

As a journalist and commentator, LeVine has appeared on news programs such as “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer,” KCET’s “Life and Times,” and written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post, Salon Magazine, Le Monde, The Christian Science Monitor, Middle East Report and Asia Times. He is also a regular guest on NPR Radio, KPFK, Radio Pacifica and WBAI.

His other books include Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation; Overthrowing Geography: Jaffa, Tel Aviv and The Struggle for Palestine; and Religion, Social Practice, and Contested Hegemonies: Reconstructing Muslim Public Spheres.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact CIE’s Linda Olson-Levy at 562/985-8440.

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