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Video from Book Talk with Shahd Alshammari moderated by Dr. Ramzi Salti

Video from Book Talk with Shahd Alshammari Stanford's Ramzi Salti in conversation with the author of  Head Above Water    This video features highlights from Dr. Ramzi Salti's conversation with Dr. Shahd Alshammari commemorating the US release of her new book 'Head Above Water'--an intimate memoir of her life of triumph and resistance, as a woman marked "ill" by society and as a lifelong reader, student, and teacher. CLICK CC for transcript and subtitles.  Go to Dr. Shahd Alshammari is a Kuwaiti-Palestinian author and academic. She is the author of the books Notes on the Flesh and Head Above Water , as well as numerous other academic publications and papers. Her areas of research include illness narratives, disability studies, and questions of identity and language in the Arab world. Shahd Alshammari is just eighteen when she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told by her neurologist that she will not make it past age thir

Jordan's Jubran Restaurant Offers Unique Views and Dishes

Jubran Restaurant in Amman, Jordan A review by Dr. Ramzi Salti, Stanford University Jubran Restaurant is by far one of my favorite spots in Amman because it combines ambiance, views, and quality foods atop one of the Abdali Boulevard Buildings in one of Amman's most frequented areas.   From the moment you enter, you are welcomed by screens showing quotes by the late Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran (for whom the restaurant is named)--an experience that takes you away into a journey of international culinary treats and delights.  The food is varied, not just Lebanese, the mezze scrumptious and they even have shishas for those who wish to partake. The restaurant manager was extremely gracious as was our host Mr. Maayta whose beaming personality reflects the mood of the place.  Our server Abedlrhman Kamel was absolutely delightful and professional.  5 stars all around.

Jordanian Director Zaid Abu Hamdan Wows Stanford (June 2023)

Ramzi Salti Hosts Jordanian Director Zaid Abu Hamdan  Complete Video of Ramzi Salti's Discussion with Zaid Abu Hamdan Now Available Watch video at Here is the complete recording of Dr. Ramzi Salti's conversation with Zaid Abu Hamdan, Director of the award wining Jordanian film "Daughters of Abdul Rahman بنات عبد الرحمن " following a screening of his movie at Stanford University on June 28, 2023. Watch below or at  this link . This special event was part of the annual Stanford Global Studies Film Festival and was brought to Stanford with the generous support of the Abbasi program in Islamic Studies.  This discussion featured commentary by Dr. Touria Boumehdi who analyzed the film's themes (in English and Arabic) followed by a lively Q&A session with the audience.   تسجيل كامل لحوار الدكتور رمزي سلطي مع زيد أبو حمدان، المخرج الفائز بجائزة الفيلم الأردني "بنات عبد الرحمن"، بعد عرض فيلمه في جامعة ستانفورد في 28 يونيو 2023. ي

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