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On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017, An-Najah National University welcomed Professor Daniel Terris, Director of the International Centre for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University to give a guest lecture titled: “Current Events in the United States: Analysis and Context”.

The lecture was attended by both faculty and students of the American Studies, English and Political Sciences departments.

Prof. Terris' lecture explored the historical context of the United States and how the current U.S. administration fits into the social landscape of today.  

Healthcare, class, racism, and home ownership were all discussed within the lecture.  Prof. Terris devoted a good portion of the lecture to discussion with the staff and students. Issues were discussed relating to the U.S. media and the new administration's policies towards Palestine.

During Prof. Terris visit, he also met with professors of the American Studies and English departments and a class with Dr. Nabil Alawi, Assistant Professor of American Literature at An-Najah.


The lecture was also attended by Dr. Saed Al Koni, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences; Dr. Alia Assali, Dean of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training; Dr. Ekrema Shehab, Head of the English Department; Professor Mahmoud Suleiman (of California State University, Bakersfield), a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Teacher Training, Dr. Mohammed Sawalha and Dr. Ahmed Qabaha among other guests.

Prof. Terris is currently teaching in the M.A. Programme in American Studies at Al-Quds University as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and is also the director of the International Centre for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University.  His books include Ethics at Work: Creating Virtue in an American Corporation and The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases.  He received his Ph.D. in the history of American civilization from Harvard University. 

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