Panel Presentation, October 6, 2011
Professor Eve Troutt-Powell will headline an afternoon panel presentation concerning the current state of the Middle East. Other members of the panel are Professor Israel Gershoni of Tel Aviv University, who has spent his career studying and writing about Egypt, and Katie Hickerson, a Penn graduate student in History who spent the summer in Cairo.
Eve Troutt Powell, is a professor of History and Middle East and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a MacArthur Fellow and the author of A Different Shade of Colonialism, Egypt Great Britain and the Mastery of Sudan and co-editor of The African Diaspora in the Mediterranean Lands of Islam. Her specialty is the Nile Valley, particularly the 19th century history of Egypt and Sudan.
The presentation will be held Thursday, October 6 at 3:30pm in the Class of '49 Auditorium in Houston Hall and will precede the University of Pennsylvania 25 Year Club's annual celebration for new inductees, which will commence at 5:00pm. For additional information about the 25 Year Club celebration contact Duncan Van Dusen.