Keynote: The Bars Were Put Up: Syrian Immigration and Law Then and Now by Dr. Linda K. Jacobs

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Contact: Haley Saucier ·

Location: Whitney Presentation Room, Thomas Hall, Loyola University New Orleans Main Campus, 6363 St. Charles

Scholar and publisher Dr. Linda K. Jacobs, author of Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900, will speak about the history of Syrian immigration and today’s present crisis. The talk will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in Miller Hall, Room 114.

Jacobs holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology/Anthropology and spent many years working on archaeological excavations and economic development projects in the Middle East. She is committed to promoting Middle Eastern culture and knowledge in the United States. Jacobs founded KalimahPress in 2011 and sits on the board of several Middle Eastern organizations, including the Near East Foundation and the Moise Khayrallah Center. Jacobs is the author of two books, both published by KalimahPress. All four of her grandparents were members of the New York Syrian Colony.