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Arab & Muslim Contributions: From Antiquity to Today
September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
This free lecture will explore, among other things, how Mecca has served as an information hub for 1500 years of invention traveling the world. Speaker David Fenner is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington’s Middle East Center. The evening is hosted at Trinity Lutheran Church & Schools in Lynnwood by All for Peace, a group of Muslims and Christians who share a mutual hope for greater understanding and unity in a divided and fearful world.
David Fenner is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington’s Middle East Center. He taught “Perspectives on Muslim Immigration in Europe” at the UW’s Rome Center and currently leads study tours to the UAE, Qatar and Oman.
He is also the lead presenter for the federally-funded Bridging Cultures program, a series of professional development workshops for K-12 teachers and first responders in communities with large immigrant populations.
In 2008 David founded the World Learning Center in Muscat, Oman. Prior to that he was the assistant vice provost for international education at the UW (2000 – 2007). His career included establishing exchange programs with universities around the world, including in Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Uzbekistan, Turkey, and Pakistan.
From 1979-82 David and his wife Elisabeth Mitchell served as Peace Corps Volunteers in Oman. They speak colloquial Gulf Arabic.