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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.

Afghan-American Author Draws Crowd
Our multicultural campuses continue to draw writers from diverse backgrounds to engage with students and faculty. Nadia Hashimi's discussion of her novel The Pearl That Broke Its Shell this week on the Germantown Campus drew a crowd of 400 avid readers. Exploring themes of gender, cultural inheritance, and Afghanistan’s judicial system, the story is a vibrant window into a nation where the US has been at war for over a decade. The author answered a wide variety of questions that touched on the education of women, history, and sociology, and signed books following her presentation.

The following is a list of speakers for the Fall 2016 Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia. Please click on About Our Speakers to get more information on each of these guest speakers.

Thomas Frank Photo

Thursday, September 15, 7:00 PM

Thomas Frank, Author

Why has the middle class declined? Why do wages keep falling? Why does Wall Street get bailouts?—these are the questions Thomas Frank answers.

Nadia Hashimi Photo

Wednesday, September 28 - 12:00 PM

Nadia Hashimi, Author

Nadia Hashimi paints a poignant picture of two gen-erations of women in Afghanistan. The ancient cus-tom of bacha posh, allowing a young woman to dress and be treated as a son until she is of marriageable age, plays a role in the lives of both women.

Marianne Schnall Photo

Wednesday, October 19 - 12:00 PM

Marianne Schnall, Author/Editor

Is 2016 the year in which a woman will be elected President of the U.S.? Find out from Maya Ange-lou, Gloria Steinem, Governor Mary Fallin, Sena-tor Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Congresswoman Nan-cy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, and Soledad O’Brien what it will take to make a woman President.

Delano Lewis Photo

Tuesday, November 1 - 7:00 PM

Ambassador Delano Lewis, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (1999-2001),

As a product of segregated schools in Kansas City, Ambassador Lewis has dealt with the challenges of a society that discriminates based on race and color.

Henry Greenbaum Photo

Wednesday, November 16 - 7:00 PM

Henry Greenbaum, Holocaust Survivor

Henry was twelve when the Ger-mans occupied his hometown in Poland.

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

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