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Dean Rusk Speaker Will Discuss Terrorism at Davidson

September 19, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

Haydar Sadig, a professor in Charlotte and former Arab nations diplomat, will give a talk at Davidson on Sunday, September 23, entitled "Islam: A Life Experience with Freedom." The free, public presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union.

A former assistant professor at the Arab Gulf Universities and diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Sudan, Sadig has lived through multiple experiences with political fanaticism and terror.

In a recent article in the Charlotte Observer, he grieved about the tragedy of September 11 from a Muslim perspective, and discussed the differences between his religion of Islam and Islamic fundamentalism.

Sadig is an adjunct professor of speech communication at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology and anthropology, with a focus on culture and politics, from the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Ohio University, where he completed another master's degree in international affairs, and a Ph.D. in mass communication.

Sadig's talk at Davidson is sponsored by the Student Activity Council of the Dean Rusk Program in International Studies. For more information, call 704/894-2440.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson is currently engaged in "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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