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World On Wednesdays (WOW)

Spring 2018

Below is our Spring 2018 WoW presentation schedule. We are very excited about this collection of speakers and presentations. We hope you are excited as well! We look forward to seeing everyone this Fall.

For any questions about WoW, please email isss@vanderbilt.edu with “WoW” in the subject line.

February 21 Mysticism in Iran: Yesterday and Today

Date: Feb. 21

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: SLC Meeting Room 1&2

Presenter: Ashkan Bahrani

Ashkan will introduce you to Sufism, one of the major mystical  traditions in Islamic civilization. From its birth in the 9th century, the tradition itself has seen dramatic changes. Be prepared to be amazed with the varieties of religious lives and the impact of Islamic mysticism on the other aspects of social life.

*Lunch will be provided.

March 21 The Battle of Atwa: When Ethiopia Changed History

Date: Mar. 21

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: SLC Meeting Room 1&2

Presenter: Bereket Aweke Embiale

Bereket will take you on a time travel to the battle of Adwa, a defining moment in world history, an inspiration for Africans and a symbol of freedom for oppressed people around the globe. As Ethiopians commemorate the 122 years of the Victory of Adwa in March, come and discover the historical roots of the Black Panther movie.

*Lunch will be provided.

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