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Join IRCP (UGENT) for a Panel Discussion with Zak Ebrahim, Author Of “Son of a Terrorist”.
“Ibn abut,” they said.
“Like father, like son..”
“They thought they saw in me the same destruction my father was capable of. Those men would eventually be convicted of placing a van filled with 1,500 pounds of explosives into the sub-level parking lot of the World Trade Center’s North Tower, causing an explosion that killed six people and injured over 1,000 others.”
What choices would you have made as the son to an Egyptian engineer and a loving American grade school teacher in rural Long Island, having to hide your identity out of fear to be targeted as “the son of a terrorist?
This Tuesday, March 15th, IRCP (Ghent University) welcomes Zak Ebrahim for a short talk and a panel discussion.
Zak Ebrahim was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on March 24, 1983. In 1994 his father, El-Sayyid Nosair, was convicted of involvement in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing.
Zak Ebrahim dedicates his life to speaking out against terrorism. Spreading a message of peacefully living together, nonviolence and the importance of prosocial bonds in life.
In 2014, the main TED conference in Vancouver (TED2014) rolled out the red carpet for Zak Ebrahim. As a result of his inspiring and sweeping talk, Zak Ebrahim released a TED book, The Terrorist’s Son: A Story of Choice.
Doors open at 10:15
10:30: Introduction by Charlotte Colman (IRCP – UGent)
10u35: Story of Zak Ebrahim
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Filmzaal – Paddenhoek 1-3, 9000 Gent, Belgium
An event organised by IRCP, Ghent University, with the kind cooperation of WPG/Davidsfonds Uitgeverij and TEDxGhent.