(April 21, 2014) --The UTSA Department of Political Science and Geography will host a presentation, "The Troubled Legacy of the Arab Spring," at 4 p.m., Thursday, April 24 in the H-E-B University Center Hidalgo Room (2.214) on the UTSA Main Campus.
The event will feature presentations by Mansour El-Kikhia, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Political Science and Geography and Sahar F. Aziz, associate professor of law at the Texas A&M University School of Law.
A native Libyan, El-Kikhia joined UTSA in 1989 and specializes in international relations and comparative politics with emphasis on the Middle East. He has published two books on Libyan politics and human rights, authored more than 200 columns, articles and chapters, and made presentations on international topics all over the world. Additionally, his weekly columns on international issues are published worldwide.
Recognized as a media expert in his field, El-Kikhia has appeared on CNN's "In the Arena," Fox News' "Geraldo at Large," PBS' "News Hour" and "The Tavis Smiley Show," Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart and Al Jazeera. El-Kikhia has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today, and also appeared on international broadcasts by Australian, Brazilian, Canadian, German, Italian and Spanish media outlets.
Fluent in several languages, El-Kikhia has testified before the United States Congress, the European Parliament, United Nations specialized committees, and domestic and foreign governmental agencies.
Before joining UTSA, El-Kikhia held positions at the University of California at Riverside and the University of Arizona at Tucson. He received his bachelor of arts in political science from the American University of Beirut and his master's and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Sahar Aziz serves as an associate professor of law and teaches courses in national security, civil rights litigation, national security and race in a post-9/11 America, torts, and Islamic and Middle East law.
Before Texas A&M, Aziz was an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center and taught courses in national security and civil rights law. She also served as a senior policy adviser for the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security, specializing in law and policy at the intersection of national security and civil rights. Aziz began her legal career as an associate at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C., and conducted internal white-collar crime investigations as well as an independent investigation on child trafficking in the Persian Gulf.
She has been featured on CNN, CSPAN, Russia Today and Al Jazeera America. Additionally, her numerous commentaries have been published in The New York Times, CNN.com, Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post and The Guardian.
Aziz received her Juris Doctorate degree and Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is a board member of the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association.
For more information, contact Yadira Gutierrez at 210-458-6706.
The UTSA Consortium for Social Transformation; African American Studies Program presents guest speaker Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, associate professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and African American Studies, University of California at Los Angelesand author of "Spaces of Conflict Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spacial Entitlement in Los Angeles" and "Futures of Black Radicalism." The event is free and open to the public.
University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
Put on drunk goggles and navigate a pedal cart at the U in the Driver Seat Alcohol Awareness event, hosted by UTSA PD and Sigma Lambda Gamma.
Sombrilla Plaza, Main Campus
The UTSA Honors College hosts a sneak CineFestival preview of the documentary Somos Lengua, a new documentary about the Mexican hip hop scene. Jim Mendiola, the CineFestival Director, will screen the movie and present a festival overview.
University Center, Bexar Room (UC 1.102), Main Campus
Grab your friends, family, kids and dog for this annual fun run on the UTSA Main Campus benefititng the UTSA Alumni Association.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
Join the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching for the 13th annual Storytelling Festival. The festival will feature keynote speaker Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, a Colombian Storyteller and journalist. This event is free and open to the public.
Main Building, ground floor, Main Campus
The IDS Colloquium showcases the excellent scholarship done by the IDS students in the College of Education and Human Development at UTSA. In addition, this event also honors the legacy of Dr. Marian Martinello.
Business Building, University Room (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
The Department of Biology and the Be the Match Team will collaborate to engage and educate our students in the importance of a life saving donation through peripheral blood stem cells and a marrow harvest.
UC Paseo and Central Plaza, Main Campus
UTSA welcomes the Italian-born duo Bandini-Chiacchiaretta. They've toured the world performing Argentine Tango music on guitar and bandoneon, the instrument of Astor Piazzolla. Tickets are $10 or free with UTSA Student I.D.
Arts Building, Recital Hall (ARTS 2.03.02), Main Campus
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