Event

'Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart' Educators Workshop

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:30AM
University of Chicago
1160 East 58th Street
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 146
Chicago, IL 60637

The University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Center for Arabic Language and Culture, and the Pulitzer Center are pleased to a present a professional development workshop that will provide K-12 and post-secondary educators with new ideas, strategies, and content for teaching about contemporary Arab societies across North Africa and West Asia. The daylong workshop will be at the University of Chicago's Saieh Hall for Economics on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Based on the groundbreaking New York Times Magazine article “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart” by award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Scott Anderson, this workshop will be led by Fareed Mostoufi, senior education manager with the Pulitzer Center. The program will include a Q&A and discussion with Anderson via Skype, presentations from local educators who have incorporated “Fractured Lands” into their teaching, and a special talk by San Francisco-based journalist Jeanne Carstensen who has reported on the Middle East refugee crisis from the island of Lesbos, Greece and is a Pulitzer Center grantee.

Public school teachers can earn up to five ISBE professional development hours. All participants who attend the entire workshop will receive a certificate of completion.

Registration is required for the event. Lunch provided for workshop participants.

"Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart"
A workshop for K-12 and post-secondary educators
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
University of Chicago
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 146
1160 East 58th Street
Chicago IL, 60637