Duke professor to lecture on human rights

For immediate release: Jan. 27, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — Duke University professor Abdul Sattar Jawad will give a lecture, "Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in Iraq," at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. The lecture in Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium, Carver Hall, is free and open to the public.

Jawad, professor of comparative literature and Middle Eastern studies, teaches courses in international journalism, comparative literature, literary criticism, British and American literature, modern Arabic language and world literature. A former Barksdale Fellow at the University of Mississippi, Jawad has presented papers nationally and internationally on Iraq, academics and culture and written numerous monographs in literature, criticism, journalism and the arts.

In addition to being published in Arab and foreign academic periodicals, Jawad published syndicated weekly articles in newspapers and magazines in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. He earned a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Baghdad and doctoral degree in literary journalism from London City University.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.