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February 16, 2001

SMU MUSLIM AND BLACK STUDENTS GROUPS TO HOST SPEAKER IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

DALLAS (SMU) -- In honor of Black History Month, Southern Methodist University's Muslim Student Association and Association of Black Students will host a public lecture by international businessman, lawyer and author Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al-Mansour on the heritage, religion and culture of African-Arabians.

The lecture will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in Promenade A and B rooms of the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, 3140 Dyer St. Refreshments will be served and reservations are requested. For reservations, call Muslim Student Association President Nazreen Hassan at (214) 566-5716 or Vice President Houda Jarrah at (214) 676-3901.

Al-Mansour has written 22 books, including Cultural Dynamism, Destination of Last Resort, Laws Without Justice and And Then There Was None--the Real Story Behind the O.J. Simpson Case. An international guest lecturer, Al-Mansour has spoken at Harvard, UCLA and Columbia University, as well as University of Kenya, University of Ghana and London School of Economics. He earned a bachelor's degree from Howard University in philosophy and logic, with a minor in history and economics, and earned a law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a co-founder of the international law firm of Al-Waleed, Al-Talal and Al-Mansour and serves as a director for several overseas corporations, banks, investment firms and entertainment companies. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the California Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the State of California.


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