Karl Sharro: "And then God created the Middle East"

Event date: Monday, November 26, 2018
Event time: 2:00 pm
Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Middle East is a mysterious land of veils, minarets, and Orientalist clichés. Karl Sharro, aka Karl reMarks, talks about his seven year journey of satirizing how his enchanted native land is represented in Western media and punditry. From the Arab Spring to the rise and decline of ISIS, Sharro discusses how his online alter ego tackled those delicate topics in tweets, blog posts, memes, animations, and badly-drawn cartoons. Moderated by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.