Global Insights Opens with Fulbright Scholar Rahma Baklouti

All students, staff and faculty are invited to learn about TUNISIA at the first Global Insights, Feb. 28
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Rahma Baklouti, MA, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Arabic Language Teaching Assistant, fall '23 and spring '24.

Home to the world’s first officially-recognized university, University Ez-Zitouna, Tunisia remains focused on the importance of education, including leading the charge for women and girls’ education and rights.

"If the people one day wanted to live, then fate must respond, the night must clear, and the chain must be broken." - Verse from the Tunisian National Anthem, written by poet, Aboul-Qacem Echebbi

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Rahma Baklouti, MA, Arabic Language Teaching Assistant, will present Tunisia in the first Global Insights program for the spring semester, Wednesday, Feb. 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m., in the Rose Room, Brennan Hall 509. Cultural cuisine will be served. Registration is required.

tunisia-beach.jpgOriginally from Monastir, Tunisia, located on the coast, Baklouti shared her love for Tunisian beaches. “We have the best beaches there. Better than Miami.” Tunisian beaches, along with nine UNESCO World Heritage sites, and savory ethnic foods draw tourists from around the world.

Baklouti says the north African-Mediterranean country is famous for couscous, olives and olive oil. Tunisia is the third-ranked exporter in the world. “We have the some of the purest quality olive oil in the world.”  Tunisians sometimes use olive oil to soften one of the favorite condiments, harissa, a hot sauce or paste made from chili peppers and paprika.  

tunisia-food.jpgLearn more about ancient civilizations, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the Tunisian country, people, and culture. Registration is required. Register here for the luncheon.

This program is hosted by the Office of Global Education, the Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact or 570-941-4841.

Watch for the next Global Insights presentations on March 26, featuring India, and on April 18, featuring Palestine.  

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