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.

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 or calling (210) 458-4120.

Free refreshments will be available at the event.

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