Western professor to talk about post-Gadhafi Libya
Former Libyan diplomat to provide update on changes throughout Mideast

DANBURY, CONN. — A former Libyan diplomat and personal translator for Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, Western Connecticut State University’s Dr. Abubaker Saad will discuss the current situation in his native country and surrounding states at a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011.

The lecture will be at noon in Warner Hall on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Saad, a professor of history and non-Western cultures, will give an update on the state of uprisings and change in the Middle East and North Africa. This will include post-Gadhafi Libya, elections in Tunisia, military rule in Egypt and suppression of protests in Syria and Yemen. The lecture is free and the public is welcome.

Saad, who has taught at Western since 1996, fled his homeland in the 1970s after taking part in a failed coup attempt that eventually took nearly 500 lives. He was one of only seven conspirators to make an escape.

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.



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