The Doha Experiment

Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher
Product Number: EB00749341
Released: Jan 15, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781510721739
Publisher: Skyhorse
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Description

Gary Wasserman's decision to head to Qatar to teach at Georgetown sounds questionable, at best. "In the beginning," he writes, "this sounds like a politically incorrect joke. A Jewish guy walks into a fundamentalist Arab country to teach American politics at a Catholic college." But he quickly discovers that he has entered a world that gives him a unique perspective on the Middle East and on Muslim youth; that teaches him about the treatment of Arab women and what an education will do for them, both good and bad; shows him the occasionally amusing and often deadly serious consequences his students face simply by living in the Middle East; and finds surprising similarities between his culture and the culture of his students. Most importantly, after eight years of teaching in Qatar he realizes he has become part of a significant, little understood movement to introduce liberal, Western values into traditional societies. Written with a sharp sense of humor, The Doha Experiment offers a unique perspective on where the region is going and clearly illustrates why Americans need to understand this clash of civilizations. Click to learn more about upccoming events, promotions, and more.

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Author(s): Gary Wasserman
Original Publish Date: Nov 14, 2017

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