Qatar National Library

Panel Discussion: Arab Immigrants and the American Dream

2021.12.22 17:00

Online via Zoom

To celebrate the Qatar-United States Year of Culture 2021, Qatar National Library will host the exhibition “Arab Immigrants in the US: Pursuing the American Dream", which deals with the history of Arab immigrants to the US in several different areas. In this panel discussion, which is held on the sidelines of the Exhibition, our speakers will highlight several important contexts of Arab-American history: history and characteristics of immigration, Arab and American culture and integration between them, and Arab-American literature and its importance in reflecting the actual conditions of Arab society in the U.S.

Panel moderator: Maryam Almutawa, Head of Collection Access, Distinctive Collections, Qatar National Library


Dr. Akram Khater, Professor of History, North Carolina State University, Director of the Khayrallah Center of Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Dr. Wail S. Hassan Director, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, University of Illinois, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Laila Lalami, Arab-American novelist

The event will be conducted online via Zoom.

Date: 22 December 2021 

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 PM 

Language: Arabic with simultaneous interpretation in English 

Target Audience: Adults 

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2021.12.22 17:00


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