UT to Host Public Lecture by Noted Scholar of Middle Eastern Politics

A noted scholar of Middle Eastern politics will visit UT on Thursday, September 25, to present a public lecture about Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Egyptian politics.

Samer Shehata, coordinator of Middle East studies and professor of international and area studies at the University of Oklahoma will talk on “From ‘Participation’ to ‘Domination’? The Evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Political Strategy.” The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Avenue.

Shehata received his doctorate from Princeton University in 2000, and served as the director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University. A political scientist, Shehata researches politics of the Middle East and is currently completing a book manuscript on Islamist politics in the region.

Shehata’s visit is co-sponsored by the UT Humanities Center, the Baker Center, and the Departments of Political Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, and History.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034, ablakely@utk.edu)