Discussions Without Borders series returns with “Morocco at a Glance: Diversity, Tolerance, and Islam”
ATHENS, Ga. – Dr. Hind Yahyaoui-Azami, a Fulbright scholar from Morocco, will lead this month’s Discussions Without Borders series at the University of Georgia, presenting about Moroccan culture, history, geography, and politics. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m. in the main conference room of the International Education Building.
Yahyaoui-Azami will present key cultural features of Morocco, including the population, societal atmosphere, and culinary habits with fun, casual interaction. With a background in health education, she also will break down her research on bovine tuberculosis in a way that’s easily understood.
“Morocco is a nice country situated in North Africa, composed of different cultures which have been mixed throughout the years to give this unique and very rich Moroccan culture,” Yahyaoui-Azami said. “I invite you all to learn more about my country in a casual setting, with many pictures from my personal travels in Morocco.”
Yahyaoui-Azami is a visiting Fulbright postdoctoral researcher in the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, and holds doctorates in both veterinary medicine and epidemiology. In October 2016, she earned her doctorate from the department of epidemiology and public health at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute in Basel, Switzerland, focusing on molecular epidemiology, cost analysis and transmission model of bovine tuberculosis in Morocco. Her previous work includes transmission dynamics and elimination potential of zoonotic tuberculosis in Morocco.
About Discussions Without Borders
Discussions Without Borders is a monthly discussion series open to students, faculty, staff, and families that encourages attendees to learn something new about our world and our international community at UGA. International students and scholars conduct presentations with cross-cultural topics, followed by thoughtful discussion. Speakers come from all disciplines and any country, and anyone interested in presenting a topic may apply for a presentation slot. Discussions Without Borders is hosted by Immigration Services in the Office of International Education.
About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, visit oie.uga.edu.
Note to editors: The International Education building is located at 1324 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, across from the Spec Towns Track. The parking lot adjacent to the building is open to public parking after 5 p.m. The closest visitor parking deck is the South Deck next to the Georgia Center.