Middle East Studies Expert to Present at Manhattan on Oct. 11

Manhattan College to host Diane Singerman as part of Great Cities Lecture Series.

As part of the Great Cities Lecture Series, sponsored by the Manhattan College Urban Studies program and the School of Arts, the College welcomes guest lecturer Diane Singerman, Ph.D., on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. Singerman, associate professor of government and co-director of Middle East studies at American University, will present Cairo, Urban Space and the Arab Spring in the Scala Academy Room of Leo. 

The lecture will assess the connection between the city of Cairo and the protest movement that brought an end to the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

A few of Singerman’s most recently edited books include Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space and Global Modernity and Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East. Her particular work analyzes the formal and informal side of politics, gender, social movements, globalization, public space, protest and urban politics.

The Great Cities Lecture Series, started by the Urban Studies program, features prominent speakers who discuss topics involving urban development and life in significant cities throughout the world.

For more event-related information, please contact Cory Blad, Ph.D., by email at cory.blad@manhattan.edu.