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Hassan Mohamad

About this Interview

Mohammad Hassan was interviewed via Zoom by Jack Stevenson on March 30, 2022 for the AAST 3151/HIST 3672 Public History in Arab Detroit course. He talks about moving to Lebanon in 2007 to attend private elementary school to learn Arabic and connect with his heritage before coming back to his birthplace, Dearborn, Michigan.  He reflects on his childhood in Lebanon and extensive travels in the Middle East.  The interview also covers comparisons between life and education systems in the US and in Lebanon.

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For Further Reading

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Bahou, Lena. "Addressing Issues of (in)Justice in Public Schools within Postwar Lebanon: Teachers’ Perspectives and Practices." International Journal of Educational Development 43, (2015): 63-76. Link.

Baytiyeh, Hoda. "Has the Educational System in Lebanon Contributed to the Growing Sectarian Divisions?" Education and Urban Society 49, no. 5 (2017): 546-559. Link.

Sakr-Tierney, Julia. "Real Estate, Banking and War: The Construction and Reconstructions of Beirut." Cities 69, (2017): 73-78. Link.

Valsamos, G., M. Larcher, and F. Casadei. "Beirut Explosion 2020: A Case Study for a Large-Scale Urban Blast Simulation." Safety Science 137, (2021): 105190. Link.