|Some of the event attendees - Photo by Tadashi Moriguchi|
A memorable event commemorating the life and works of Lebanese poet Jawdat Haydar took place at Stanford University on February 27, 2020 and included remarks and speeches by Dr. Khalid Obeid, Rima Makdisi, Dr. Alexander Key, Dr. Rula Yazigy, Dr. Ramzi Salti and Mr. Ed Shiner.
The video segment below features Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti reading some of the Jawdat Haydar's own words (in Arabic) and reciting 3 of Haydar's poems (in English): "To A Friend" and "Lebanon" and "Mahatma Gandhi" (taken from the book 101 Selected Poems by Jawdat Haydar, Vantage Press, New York, 2006). This excerpt includes main video footage by Tadashi Moriguchi and close up video footage by Thoraya B. Edited by Ramzi Salti. Watch below or at https://youtu.be/_FJ4y2q3fgI
Below are some photos from the event which was filmed in its entirety and and will be available soon elsewhere.
|Mr Ed Shiner|
|Dr. Ramzi Salti|
|Dr. Rula Yazigy|
|Dr. Khalid Obeid|
|Dr. Alexander Key|