Destruction of Antiquities in the Middle East
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Dec , 8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Destruction of the Cultural Heritage of the Antiquities of the Middle East

When a civilization’s cultural heritage is being systematically destroyed, what is the effect on that civilization?  Why has the destruction of Syria’s artifacts accelerated under ISIS?  What are some the archeological treasures that have been lost?  How does the loss of some of the world’s most important sites affect us all?

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Amr Al-Azm, Associate Professor, Shawnee State University

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
5:00 Reception– 5:30-7:00 Program
Antlers Hotel, 4 South Cascade
(Hotel garage parking will be validated at event)

Amr Al Azm was educated in the UK, reading Archaeology of Western Asiatics at the University College, London and graduated with a doctoral degree in1991. He was the Director of Scientific and Conservation Laboratories at the General Department of Antiquities and Museums (1999-2004) and taught at the University of Damascus until 2006. From 2006-2009 he became a visiting Assistant Professor at Brigham Young University. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio. Whilst working in Syria, Amr Al-Azm was a first-hand observer and sometime participant of the reform processes instigated by Bashar Al-Assad thus gaining insights into how they were enacted and why more often than not they failed. Furthermore he is a keen follower and commentator on current events in Syria and the Middle East in general and an active member of the Syrian opposition. Amr Al-Azm is a founder and board member on the Day After Project (TDA) and currently chairs the Syrian Heritage Task Force (SHTF) for cultural heritage protection.

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