Since graduating in the first Islamic Studies class, I've found my training in Islamic studies and Arabic extremely useful in my work as a reporter for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. I've reported on Middle Eastern news, written on Muslims in America, and even used my Arabic to provide rough translations on Libyan television during the Arab Spring revolutions. In addition, Professors Bruce Lawrence, Ebrahim Moosa, and miriam cooke and Imam Abdullah Antepli have proven invaluable experts for many stories.
You can read some of David's stories for The Daily Beast.
"My most memorable DISC experience was the certificate reception dinner at Four Square restaurant. The event was remarkable because of the company I had the pleasure of dining with that evening. Everyone from President Brodhead to senior faculty to DISC board members were in attendance. This exemplified the commitment of all these individuals to seeing DISC, as well as its students, succeed and be recognized for their diligent work."
You can read about Andrew's experiences in Cairo at his Arabic Abroad blog.
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