Arabic Culture Night

Location: LaFortune Ballroom


Every year, the Arabic Club has a celebration of Arabic culture complete with student performances, great community, and quality food. This year our event will take place the evening of Sunday, April 22.

Come support your fellow students as they sing, dance, and recite poetry. The night will also feature an oud performance, calligraphy and henna tables, and the chance to purchase (or win!) one of our popular “Play Like A Champion Today” Arabic Club shirts. Come hungry, because there will also be free food from Elia’s! The event is free and open to the public.

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Michael Cook Lecture (Mid East Working Group): "The Spread of Islam Around the Indian Ocean"

Location: Medieval Institute, main reading room, Hesburgh Library 7th floor


Author Photo By Denise Applewhite, Princeton UniversityMichael Cook, photo by Denise Applewhite, Princeton University<

Michael Cook teaches and researches various aspects of Islamic history, and is currently writing a book about the history of the Islamic world to about  1800. He entered the field as an undergraduate at Cambridge; this led to a position at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and then to his current position at Princeton University.




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A global education prepares Arabic major for career in U.S. Department of Justice

Author: Eileen Lynch

For Victoria Braga ’11, a semester in Egypt as an undergraduate gave her a new perspective on the United States — and shaped her future career path. Braga came to Notre Dame with an interest in international relations, but her study abroad experience inspired her to pursue a career as an attorney and a position in the U.S. government. Today, the Arabic and political science major works as a trial attorney in the appellate section of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Immigration Litigation.

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