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Impact of Middle Eastern American Identities on American Culture


Over the course of the 20th century, the numbers of Americans who trace their ancestry to the Middle East has grown substantially and their ranks have become far more diverse. On this hour, we'll talk about the impact of Middle Eastern American identities on American culture.


  • Dr. Mehdi Bozorgmehr (Professor of Sociology and founding Co-Director of the Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center at the CUNY Graduate Center)
  • Jonathan Friedlander (Assistant Director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles)
  • Dr. Bhagwan Satiani (author and Medical Director of the Vascular Laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center)


Dr. Alam Payind, Mehdi Bozorgmehr and Jonathan Friedlander will speak on the topic of Middle Eastern American Identities on Wednesday, September 19 at The Mershon Center for International Security Studies in Room 120. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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Dr. Bhagwan Satiani is the author of An American Journey: Life Lessons for Parents of Immigrant Children.