The World of Ibn Battuta, International Explorer

The World of Ibn Battuta, International Explorer

A lively symposium and commemoration of Ibn Battuta's birth 700 years past.

Friday, December 03, 2004
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Faculty Center
California Room
Los Angeles, CA 90095

2:00  Welcome Address

2:15  Keynote Address:  "Ibn Battuta, a 14th-Century Cosmopolite"
         Ross Dunn, San Diego State University

3:00  Panel Discussion:  "Perspectives on the World of the 14th Century"
         Moderator: Michael Morony, History
         Panelists: Ghislaine Lydon (UCLA, History)
                        Geoffrey Symcox (UCLA, History)
                        Michael Cooperson (UCLA, NELC)
                        Ross Dunn (SDSU, History)

5:00  Reception

6:00  Slide Presentation:  "Ibn Battuta, the Prince of Travelers"
         Thomas Abercrombie, NGS Journalist and Photographer

7:00  Musical Program
         Africa, Asia and Middle East Ensembles

Space is limited; please send email (prefered) or call (310) 825-1181 to reserve your seat.

Cost : Free, however reservations are required.

Steve Joudi

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Joint East Asian Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA International Institute, Department of History, Geography, Ethnomusicology, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Royal Air Maroc, Grove of Hope Foundation (Los Angeles), JPL Multicultural Center (Pasadena), United Arab Society of UCLA