Lecture: Arab Contributions to the West

The Pfau Library Lecture series presents: “Algebra, Algorithms, Alcohol, and Alhambra: Arab Contributions to the West,” by Dany Doueiri, on Wednesday, April 23, Noon-1 PM in PL-4005

This lecture will cover the Golden Age of Arab history, where many contributions to Western Culture and Science were made. For example: Algebra, Algorithms, Alcohol, and Alhambra are all Arabic words. The presentation will also talk about libraries that Arabs had over 1000 years ago with some of them containing more than 1 million hand-written volumes, the origins of universities, the preservation of classic Greek writings, and much more accomplished by the Arabs.

Dany Doueiri joined CSUSB’s World Languages & Literatures department in 2001 and currently serves as the Arabic Language Program Coordinator. He completed his doctorate degree in the interdisciplinary Islamic Studies program from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1996. In addition to teaching Arabic language and literature classes, he also teaching classes on the people, cultures, history and opolitics of the Islamic world and is an executive board member for the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies.

This event is free and open to all. Arab Contributions to the West flier (PDF)

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