Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Wayne State University

Public Relations

Media Report

May 14, 2006

Scholar urges Arab Americans to get involved in political process

The Detroit News
May Seikaly, associate professor of Near Eastern Studies at Wayne State, commented about remarks made at a banquet by Rashid Khalidi, director of the Middle East Institute at Colombia University. Khalidi urged Arab Americans to strive for political power in the United States to secure the same respect and influence that other immigrant groups have achieved. Seikaly said it is important to hear Arab Americans speaking in a strong manner about these issues. She added that the speakerís observations were well received.

5700 Cass Avenue, 3100 Academic Administration Building * Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone (313) 577-2150 * Fax (313) 577-4459 * Newsline (313) 577-5345