Weissberg Chair in International Studies Week
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This event takes place each day from March 27th, 2011 to April 3rd, 2011.
Date: Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Sponsored by: Office of International Education
Contact: dooley2, Office of International Education
Event details TBA.
The Weissberg Professorship in International Studies, established in 1999, provides an on-campus residency each year for a distinguished individual who has made an important contribution to international understanding. It is designed to enrich the global perspective and international education programs at Beloit and allows for an extended period of exchange and interaction with respected active "players" on the international stage as they examine some of the key issues of our time. The Weissberg Professorship is underwritten and supported by Marvin Weissberg, a business leader and Beloit College parent.
Ali A. Allawi served as the Interim Minister of Trade in the new Government of Iraq from 2003-2004 until he was appointed the first Interim Minister of Defense of Iraq. In April 2005 Mr. Allawi was appointed Minister of Finance in the Transitional Iraqi Government. Born in Baghdad, Iraq, Mr. Allawi graduated from MIT with a BSc in Civil Engineering and continued his postgraduate studies at the London School of Economics. In 1971 he received his MBA from Harvard University. He has published The Crisis in Islamic Civilization (Yale University Press) and is working on a comprehensive political biography of Faisal I of Iraq, set against the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of the modern state system in the Middle East and Iraq. Currently a fellow at Harvard University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Mr. Allawi's residency at Beloit College will focus on issues of democracy and the role of religion in the Middle East with a specific focus on Iraq.
This event occurs on:
- Sunday, March 27th, 2011
- Monday, March 28th, 2011
- Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
- Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
- Thursday, March 31st, 2011
- Friday, April 1st, 2011
- Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
- Sunday, April 3rd, 2011