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 Invitation to Keynote Speech by Sheila Lalwani 

Submitted by Franziska Wenk on Mon, 03/22/2010 - 10:00

American Studies Leipzig announces Sheila Lalwani's keynote speech "Digging in Deep: Lessons on Engaging with Iran, Pakistan and the Muslim World from a US-American Perspective" for the opening of the first annual MA-level graduate student conference entitled "Between Global Village and Global Dump: Placing America in a Transnational World" on 22 March 2010. The conference opening, which will take place from 10-11.30 am at Villa Tillmanns, is open to the public.

Sheila Lalwani is a former journalist and a current Fulbright Fellow in Berlin. She has reported from India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Austria and other parts of the world. She recently graduated from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and speaks Arabic, German, Hindi, and French. Lalwani earned her Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in 2002 with honors in Religious Studies and Journalism and has worked for Senator Ted Kennedy and the US State Department on immigration and human trafficking issues.

The conference opens on Monday, 22 March 2010 at 10 am at the Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstrasse 30. Please note that while the keynote speech is open to the general public, the remainder of the conference is limited to graduate level students who have RSVP'd until 20 March 2010 via email at asl-gradconference@uni-leipzig.de.

Further information on the conference can be found here.

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