The University of Iowa

BGC:Cultural Insights Series: Middle East

Monday, November 11, 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
University Capitol Centre , International Commons (Room 1117)
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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This session will introduce participants to the culture of Middle Eastern countries through a series of brief presentations. Participants will learn about the history, traditions, values, and norms of the countries presented in the session. Participants will hear about the day to day life of Middle Easterners and ask questions of the presenters.

Participants who attend this session will be able to:

  • articulate a brief overview of the history, culture, and traditions of Middle Eastern countries

  • contrast the cultural differences between Middle Eastern countries

  • understand some of the experiences of international students from the Middle East studying at the University of Iowa

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Brandon Paulson in advance at 319-335-0335 or