The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands with Klaus Wivel
IIHA Event Series on Global Migration
Friday, April 29, 2016 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
LL 1021 | Lowenstein Center | Lincoln Center Campus | Fordham University | New York City
Klaus Wivel will discuss his new book, The Last Supper: The Plight of Christians in Arab Lands, as a part of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) Challenges & Opportunities: Global Migration in the 21st Century event series.
Alarmed by scant attention paid to the hardships endured by the 7.5 million Christians in the Middle East, journalist Wivel traveled to Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, and the Palestinian territories on a quest to learn more about their fate. With the increase of religious violence in the past few years, this book is a prescient and unsettling account of a severely beleaguered religious group living, so it seems, on borrowed time. Wivel asks: "Why have we not done more to protect these people?"
About the Author
Klaus Wivel is a Danish journalist and the New York correspondent for Weekendavisen, one of Denmark's most prestigious newspapers. He has written on a wide range of topics and often focuses on Israel-Palestine and the Middle East.
Lunch will be provided.
For more information, contact Kasia Laskowski at 212-636-6294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.