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Lian Najami. First Arab-Israeli Rhodes Scholar

"Shared Existence"

12:00 pm (noon)– 12:45 pm. “Life in Israel with Lian: Minorities and Shared Existence.” Pugh Auditorium. Open to the public.

2:45 – 3:30 pm. “Shared Existences - Dialogue across difference”. Pugh Auditorium. For WFU community.

Lian Najami, Israel’s first Arab Rhodes Scholar, shares a unique perspective in “Life in Israel with Lian: Minorities and Shared Existence” based on her experiences growing up in a liberal Muslim family, attending a Christian high school, and volunteering in a reform Jewish community center. 

Lian’s advocacy work, which has taken her around the world, comes with a simple message — that together, as a society, we can achieve true shared existence when placing merit above discrimination and working together to create a more inclusive Israel. As a non-Jew growing up in a Jewish state, Lian seeks to send a message to the international community that Israel is more than its Jewish identity and that its multicultural character should be celebrated.

Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00pm to 12:45pm

Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium 215
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Speakers, Lectures, Special Events, Multicultural / International, Diversity, Community, Next Week at Wake


Administrative, Chaplain's Office

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Students, Prospective Students




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Gail Bretan

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