U.S.-Arab perceptions and misperceptions
UTSA hosts discussion on U.S.-Arab communication
By Kareem El Dahab
Student Writer, College of Liberal and Fine Arts
(March 23, 2006)--As part of UTSA Communication Week, the UTSA Global and Intercultural Communication Alliance, the Department of Communication and the Office of Institutional Diversity will host a roundtable discussion session, "Misperceptions in Arab-Western Communication," from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 27 in the John Peace Library Building Regents' Room (4.03.12) at the 1604 Campus.
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The session will focus on current issues in the United States and Arab nations, and historical, political and cultural sources of mutual misperceptions.
Mansour El-Kikhia, UTSA associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Geography, will offer introductory remarks on the broader issues including discussion of the recent controversy surrounding a cartoon depiction of Muslim leaders.
For planning purposes, register for the discussion session by Friday, March 24 by e-mailing GICAlliance@yahoo.com or calling (210) 458-4120.
Free refreshments will be available at the event.