Dr. Saladin Ambar

Dr. Saladin Ambar
Associate Professor of Political Science
Lehigh University

BIOGRAPHY:
Dr. Ambar is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lehigh University and the author of Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era (Oxford University Press 2014).  Ambar's book How Governors Built the Modern American Presidency (University of Pennsylvania Press 2012) won the Robert C. and Virginia L. Williamson award for the Social Sciences at Lehigh University. His first work of historical fiction, The Frenchman and the Stranger appeared in Seattle's Monarch Review (January 2014), and he has completed his first play, The Mailroom. Dr. Ambar's next book is on the political life and thought of former New York Governor, Mario Cuomo.

CONFERENCE TOPIC:
Taking Malcolm X Seriously: A View Beyond the Icon

DR. AMBAR'S THOUGHTS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONFERENCE:
I believe this Conference is important for a several reasons - most importantly because Lehigh will be at the center of commemorating the life and legacy of Malcolm X for a new generation of students and citizens less familiar with his work or his time. Secondly, the Conference will be an occasion to invite scholarly and intellectual attention to one of the crucial figures in the American, international, and Human Rights movements of the mid-twentieth century.  Taking Malcolm X's political thought and memory seriously is in many ways essential for understanding our own times. 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/saladin-ambar
https://twitter.com/dinambar
https://www.amazon.com/Saladin-M.-Ambar/e/B007VXBVDO

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