NU-Q faculty to participate in Northwestern webinars

October 15, 2020

Northwestern Qatar Professors Jairo Lugo Ocando and Sami Hermez will participate in webinars hosted by the home campus.

Lugo-Ocando will discuss Twitter use in Latin America at a webinar hosted by Northwestern’s Center for Latinx Digital Media. He will explore the proliferation of digital-native investigative journalism organizations in Latin America and the strategies they are using to raise visibility and affect the news agenda.

“Twitter use, authorial control and agenda setting in Latin America’s non-profit investigative journalism organizations” will take place on October 20 at 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (GMT-05:00). To register, click here

As part of the Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs’ webinar series “Building Sustainable Futures: Global Challenges and Possibilities,” Sami Hermez, acting director of the Liberal Arts Program and a professor of anthropology, will participate in the panel “Ecologies of Crisis and the Proliferation of Violence,” to discuss the impact of global insecurity and crisis in the region – specifically in Syria and Lebanon – and outline possible changes to bring about collective security.

Hermez’s research looks at the intersection of violence, affect, and temporality, and their entanglements in everyday life. In 2017, he published a book on War is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon and is now completing a manuscript for Sireen: A Palestinian Story of Dispossession and Resistance, under contract with Stanford University Press.

To register for Hermez’s panel on October 20 at 12:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (GMT-05:00), click here