Chestertown, MD, April 4, 2005 — Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs and Department of French Studies present “French Politics in the Arab World: From De Gaulle to Chirac,” a lecture by Dr. Ahmed El Kaladi, Associate Professor of Politics at the Université d'Artois, France, Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Hynson Lounge. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
A linguist with a doctorate from the Sorbonne, Ahmed El Kaladi is the chair of the Applied Foreign Languages Department at the Université d'Artois. He has written numerous articles on linguistics and translation with a special focus on postcolonial French literature and acculturation. Born in Morocco and a French citizen, Dr. Kaladi knows both the Arab and French worlds and will be providing an “insider's” view on the history of French politics in the Arab world from the postwar period until today.
The talk is sponsored by Washington College's Goldstein Program in Public Affairs, established in honor of the late Louis L. Goldstein, 1935 alumnus and Maryland's longest serving elected official. The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia, visiting fellows, travel and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders in public policy and the media.