The Idea of Arab Food: Geography and Ethnicity

The Mudarri Arab Civilization Initiative at the Pardee School presents a talk with Sami Zubaida,Professor Emeritus Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck, University of London and contributor at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery.

The Mudarri Initiative is designed to support thoughtful and wide-reaching programming and curricular innovation that explores and promotes the many contributions of Arab civilization, culture and society, including, but not limited to, innovations such as mathematics, science, medicine, philosophy, language, art, architecture and horticulture. The permanently endowed fund will provide support for annual student-focused activities, lectures and curricular innovation by faculty and is open to the entire BU community, and in some cases, to all BU friends and alumni throughout the Boston area.

Corinne Mudarri (DGE ’51) is a retired American Airlines official, where she worked for 25 years. Since retiring, she has published a Massachusetts Almanac of Arab Americans and retains a deep interest in developing better understanding of Arab civilization, especially amongst the young. Earlier, she had also endowed the Nicholas and Eugenie Mudarri Family Student Exchange Fund at Boston Univeristy, in memory of her parents.

Reception to begin at 4:30 p.m. with lecture to follow.


Limited seating. Doors close when room capacity is reached. The building is located in an historic district and is not ADA-accessible.

4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2019
121 Bay State Road