Dr. Mounir Farah from the University of Arkansas will present a lecture titled “The Hidden Factors in the Syrian Upheaval” on Thursday (March 13) in room 108 of the student center on NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus in Bentonville.
The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m., and is open to the public. The event is part of the college’s themed semester focus on Syria.
Farah is a professor of curriculum and instruction and Middle East studies at the UA. Between 1993 to 1995, Farah was a consultant to the Ministry of Education in Jordan and to the World Bank project for educational reform and development in Jordan. He also served as a consultant/expert to a European Union project to upgrade practice teaching in four public universities in Jordan.
Between 2004 and 2005 he was Senior Fulbright Scholar to Syria, lectured at the University of Damascus and was a consultant to the Syrian Ministry of Education.
Farah holds a doctorate in modern Middle Eastern and European history from New York University, a certificate in educational administration and supervision from Connecticut, a master’s degree in history from the University of Bridgeport and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Oklahoma City University.