After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East
In the digital age, American culture reaches people across the globe — including young Arab and Iranian men — at speeds unimaginable to previous generations. In a new lecture on Thursday, April 7, English Professor Brian Edwards will explore American culture’s influences in the contemporary Arab world in “After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East.” Drawing on a decade of fieldwork, he’ll illustrate the ways young Arab and Iranian men’s engagement with American culture represents changing global conditions that are in dramatic contrast to the “American Century” as envisioned by Henry Luce, when U.S. interests and culture thrived globally.
The event will be held at the John Evans Alumni Center in Evanston at 7:00 p.m. This is a free, public event, and refreshments will be served. Space is limited; RSVP here.
Article by Carlee Green