A lively symposium and commemoration of Ibn Battuta's birth 700 years past.
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)
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
Cost: Free, however reservations are required.
Space is limited; please send email email@example.com (prefered) or call (310) 825-1181 to reserve your seat.
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