Live Ideas Keynote: Dr. Bassem Youssef & Rula Jebreal
New York Live Arts’ Live Ideas 2016 festival: MENA/Future
EGYPTIAN SATIRIST DR. BASSEM YOUSSEF AND AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST RULA JEBREAL TO PRESENT KEYNOTE FOR NEW YORK LIVE ARTS’ LIVE IDEAS 2016 FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 8, 7 PM at CUNY GRADUATE CENTER
New York, NY – February 2, 2016: Opening New York Live Arts’ Live Ideas 2016 festival: MENA/Future – Cultural Transformations in the Middle East North Africa Region, Egyptian satirist Dr. Bassem Youssef and foreign policy analyst Rula Jebreal will deliver the keynote for the festival, which addresses cultural transformations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, presenting over 45 performance events and talks that deal with pertinent issues impacting the region.
Dr. Bassem Youssef is an Egyptian satirist and columnist and former cardiac surgeon, who hosted Al-Bernameg, the Egyptian satirical news program, inspired by the Daily Show. He was named one of the Time magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world” in 2013. Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist, a foreign-policy analyst who appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC. She is the author of the novel Miral, which was made into a movie in 2010, directed by Julian Schnabel. Both speakers are vital observers of the Middle East.
WHO: Dr. Bassem Youssef and Rula Jebreal
WHAT: Keynote of Live Ideas 2016 festival
WHERE: CUNY, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Room C200: Proshansky Auditorium
WHEN: Feb 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at door, free to CUNY
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