Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and American Druze Foundation

The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University, and American Druze Foundation present:

Migration & The Druze In America

A panel discussion with Dr. Graham Auman Pitts, Dr. Matthew Jabar Stiffler, and Dr. Stacy Fahrenthold

Time:
February 29, 2020
3:00 – 4:30pm

Location:
American Druze Society Cultural Center
2239 Merton Ave, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
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These three scholars discuss their research on Arab migration to the United States highlighting, in particular, the Druze experience. Graham Auman Pitts will discuss mobility within Syria and the beginnings of Druze emigration to the Americas. Stacy Fahrenthold’s research focuses on the period of World War I and the role of the diaspora in the creation of modern Syria and Lebanon. Amin Arslan is a key figure in her new book. Finally, Matthew Jaber Stiffler will discuss how the Arab American National Museum documents and preserves Druze history.


Headshot of Dr. Graham Auman Pitts

Graham Auman Pitts is the American Druze Foundation Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He is currently preparing a book manuscript on war and the environment in modern Lebanon.

Headshot of Dr. Matthew Jaber Stiffler

Dr. Matthew Jaber Stiffler is the Research and Content Manager at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan as well as a lecturer of Arab American Studies in the Department of American Culture at the University of Michigan.

Headshot of Dr. Stacy Fahrenthold

Dr. Stacy Fahrenthold is a historian of the modern Middle East specializing in migration, refugees, border studies, and diasporas. She is the author of Between the Ottomans and the Entente: The First World War in the Syrian and Lebanese Diaspora (Oxford, 2019), and is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis.


Following the panel discussion will be the:

ADF Dinner and Town Meeting

A dinner and town meeting with the Southern California Community.

Time:
February 29, 2020
6:00 – 8:30pm

Location:
American Druze Society Cultural Center
2239 Merton Ave, Eagle Rock, CA 90041
[ Google Maps ]

There is no charge for panel discussion. It is open to the community. The cost of the community dinner will be covered by ADF members and friends.

However, we are asking for donations for the dinner. 100% of dinner proceeds will be donated to the Lebanon Aid Project.

Suggested donations: