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Al-Jazeera Washington bureau chief to speak on 'Arab Spring'

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Erin Crews

Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief Abderrahim Foukara will deliver a public lecture titled "The Arab Spring: Between the Freedom of the Future and the Shackles of the Past" at Emory University Friday, Feb. 17. Presented by The Halle Institute for Global Learning and the Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, the free event begins at 4:30 p.m. in Winship Ballroom, Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle.

Foukara is Al-Jazeera's Washington bureau chief and host of "Min Washington" ("From Washington"), a weekly roundtable show on American political and cultural affairs. He first joined Al-Jazeera in 2002 as a Washington-based reporter before becoming head of its United Nations office.

Born in Morocco, Foukara has worked as a producer, reporter, anchor, and journalism instructor for the BBC, including a stint on "The World," a co-production of the BBC, Public Radio International and GWBH Boston. He has also served as senior editor for, the world’s largest provider of African news and analysis.

Admission is free, but guests should register to attend.

Event Parking: Parking is available in the Peavine Visitor's Lot, 27 Eagle Row, and Fishburne Deck, 1672 North Decatur Road.

About The Halle Institute

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, The Halle Institute for Global Learning  is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.

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