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Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia

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Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia Speaker Series

Frank Islam and Sanjay Rai Photo

Photo above features Frank Islam (left) and Dr. Sanjay Rai (right). The artwork behind Mr. Islam and Dr. Rai was created by David Carter, the chair of the Germantown Art Department, as a gift from the College to Mr. Islam.

Dr. Rai's Interview: The Frank Islam Show

Dr. Sanjay Rai, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, was interviewed in May on The Frank Islam Show, where they discussed the exciting happenings at Montgomery College. The interview aired on several networks on July 6. Please go to the following link to watch the interview:

The following is a list of speakers for the Fall 2015 Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia.

Richard Reeves Photo

Thursday, September 10 - 7:00 p.m.

Richard Reeves, author

President Kennedy: Profile in Power, President Nixon: Alone in the White House, President Reagan: Triumph of Imagination, Traveling with Tocqueville in Search of Democracy, Professor, Annenberg School of Journalism at USC [ click here for more information ]

Jennine Capo Crucet Photo

Thursday, October 1 - 7:00 p.m.

Jennine Capo Crucet, author

Winner of the PEN/O. Henry Prize, Iowa Short Fiction award, and John Gardener Book Prize, Jennine is the first Cuban-American in her family and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Cornell University. Her first language was Spanish. [ click here for more information ]

Samantha Lakin Photo

Tuesday, October 13 - 7:00 p.m.

Samantha Lakin, Fulbright Scholar

Lakin is an author, researcher, and expert on transitional justice and genocide. Look for her on the TED Talks, TedXFulbright2015, on September 26. She recently presented her research to the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University. [ click here for more information ]

Manal Omar Photo

Tuesday, October 20 - 7:00 p.m.

Manal Omar, VP, U.S. Institute for Peace

Omar is Vice-President of the Middle East and Africa Center.
She worked with Women for Women International as regional coordinator for Afghanistan. Named one of the “Top 500 World’s Most Influential Arabs”. [ click here for more information ]

Kinght Kiplinger Photo

Wednesday,November 11 - 7:00 p.m.

Knight Kiplinger, Economic Journalist

President and Editor in Chief of the Kiplinger Financial Media Company - The Kiplinger Letter, the Kiplinger Finance magazine - Kiplinger is “one of America’s most respected economic journalists and business forecasters”. [ click here for more information ]

William Chang Photo Medium

Tuesday, December 1 - 7:00 p.m.

William Chang, Classical Pianist

Chang earned his MM at the Peabody School of Music, his BM at the Toho School of Music, and his DMA from the University of Maryland. He studied classical piano with Larissa Dedova and chamber music with Rita Sloan. [ click here for more information ]

Free to students and public
Location: Montgomery College, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876, Germantown Campus, High Tech Building, Globe Hall

No Reservations Required.
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