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Karim Hamdy Oral History Interview. October 10, 2014

Karim Hamdy Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

October 10, 2014

Location:  Valley Library, Oregon State University.

Karim Hamdy (b. 1952), a native of Tunisia, has been associated with OSU since 1981, first as a doctoral candidate in Civil Engineering and Foreign Languages, and later as an instructor of both French and Arabic. A student activist who helped to form multiple groups representing and supporting North African students at OSU, Hamdy later co-founded the university's Tunisia Study Abroad program. He has also taught Arabic classes at Oregon State since their first formation in 2002. His interview focuses on his upbringing in Tunisia, his experiences studying and working at OSU, and the evolution of the university's Arabic language courses and the Tunisia Study Abroad program.