FORA.tv Speaker - Hashim al-Tawil
Hashim Al-Tawil is an Arab American from Iraq, who migrated to the United States in 1976. He has served on the faculty of the Academy of Fine arts at the University of Baghdad, Iraq as an instructor and department chair and coordinated the cultural program of the Arab American and Chaldean Council in Michigan. Currently, he teaches courses in Art History, Islamic Art and Arab American Studies at Henry Ford Community College.
Dr. Al-Tawil is the Associate Director of "The Pluralism Project" and director of Education, University of Michigan-Dearborn, an affiliate of the parent project at Harvard University since 1999. He is currently working on the project: "Restoring Iraqi Culture" - documenting and examining issues related to the looted Iraqi culture of 2003. Al-Tawil is also an active artist who exhibits his work locally, nationally, and overseas.
He has been nominated for a Fulbright research award for 2006-2007 to conduct field study on aspects of Islamic-Arabic culture during the 12 reign in Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
02.16.07 | 02:07:25 min
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