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Political science professor to speak on Arab media

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Oct. 9, 2006)--The UTSA Department of Communication will host a lecture, "The Emergent Media in the Middle East and the Arab Region," by Mansour El-Kikhia, associate professor and chair of political science and geography.

Free and open to all, the lecture is 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Business Building Room 3.03.02, 1604 Campus.

El-Kikhia will discuss the new media scenario in the Middle East. The talk will include discussion of Al-Jazeera (The Island), a Saudi-owned 24-hour news channel based in the United Arab Emirates, and U.S.-backed channel Al-Hurra, which both plan to broadcast from the United States.

A San Antonio resident and native of Libya, El-Kikhia earned his undergraduate degree in political science from American University of Beirut. After coming to the United States, he received master of arts and doctoral degrees in international relations from the University of California at Santa Barbara. The author of two books, he is working on a third.

For more information, contact Viviana Rojas at (210) 458-7726.

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