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CCAS Roundtable Series: The Global Merchants: The World of the Sassoons

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The CCAS invites you to join us for the next installment of our monthly faculty & visiting scholar roundtable series, entitled “سوق الفكر,” or Souq Al-Fikr.

In this installment, CCAS Associate Professor and Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah Chair, Dr. Joseph Sassoon, will deliver a talk entitled: The Global Merchants: The World of the Sassoons.

The Sassoons’ story is not just the story of an Arab Jewish family that settled in India, traded in China, and aspired to be British. It also presents a vista into the world in which they lived and prospered economically, politically, and socially. The globalization they were a part of was all-encompassing: they traded with members of every religion and sect around the globe.

This event is free, but kindly RSVP at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ccas-monthly-faculty-roundtable-series-with-dr-joseph-sassoon-tickets-42690530526

More About the Souk Al-Fikr Series:

The title of our series is a play on the name “سوق عكاظ” or “Souq Okaz,” a marketplace in what is now Saudi Arabia in which Arab leaders historically gathered to discuss politics, culture and most famously – host poetry competitions. It is this Souq which served to formalize rules of Arabic grammar and syntax.

Accessibility & Directions to the CCAS Boardroom:

**The CCAS Boardroom is wheelchair accessible. For all other disability accommodations requests, please contact Azza Altiraifi at aa1967@georgetown.edu**

The CCAS Boardroom is located in the Edward Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC) suite 241 on Georgetown’s main campus. The main gate for the University is located at 3700 O Street N.W. Washington, DC 20057. The ICC is a large, red-brick building located at the far righthand corner of the front lawn if you are walking through Georgetown’s front gates at 3700 O St.

To get to the boardroom, enter the ICC from the main entrance, and take the stairs or elevator on your left down one floor. Take the first left and the CCAS suite will be directly in front of you with large wooden doors.


February 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, N.W., 241 Intercultural Center (ICC), Washington, DC 20057, USA
1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States


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