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Come hear Syrian writer Riad Ismat speak about his experiences during Arab Spring and life in the United States.
Riad is a Syrian playwrite, director, and short story and screen-play writer. He served as Syria's ambassador to Pakistan and Qatar, and also as Syria's Minister of Culture until he requested retirement in mid-2012 in the face of erupting violence in Syria.
He currently resides in the United States, and recently published the book, Artists, Writers and The Arab Spring (2018).