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GABE HUCK and THERESA KUBASK, ‘Never can I write of Damascus: History, Memoir and Shared Life in Iraq and Syria

October 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gabe Huck and Theresa Kubasak will share historical analysis and ethnographic insights from their new book, Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home. Beginning in 1999, the educators witnessed what the severe UN sanctions did to every aspect of Iraqi life. When the U.S. moved from sanctions to invasion and occupation, they made a critical decision to move from New York to Damascus in 2005 and to live and teach where a million Iraqis had sought safety. Over the next seven years, Huck and Kubasak became part of the multi-faith fabric and the intellectual life of Damascus. In this talk they will share their experience, what they came to hold dear and why they came back to the U.S.

This event is sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Government, Islamicate Graduate Student Association, Department of Religious Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. For more information, please contacKatie Merriman.


October 11, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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