March 26, 2020
Roundtable: Meet the Nubians

The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) is organizing a roundtable entitled “Meet the Nubians”.

This event, hosted by the Research Center on Minorities in the Middle East (RCMME), will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. in the Jean El Hawa Auditorium.

  • Welcome address by Rev. Fr. Jean Akiki, Director of the RCMME
  • The Nubians (descendants of the Kingdom of Kush) in History and Culture, Dr. Ahmed ElTigani Sidahmed
  • The Nubian Cause and Insistence on International Recognition, Mr. TanoutAmoun Greis
  • The Nubians and their Determination to Survive, Mr. Mahmoud Ahmed Kairy

Nubians are an ethnolinguistic group of Africans indigenous to the modern-day Sudan and Southern Egypt. As the descendants of the early occupants of the central Nile Valley, they are believed to be one of the earliest cradles of civilization. They commonly speak the Nubian language, which is of the Northeastern Sudanic languages.
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