On the evening of January 27, 2017, friends, family, faculty, students and other guests joined the CMES at California Memorial Stadium to inaugurate the Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Program for Middle Eastern Studies. The evening’s festivities included live North African music by the Moroccan duo AZA, presentations by the 2017 Stevens Scholars, and a keynote address by world-renowned Libya specialist Diederick J. Vandewalle.
Net proceeds will help ensure that the Ambassador’s legacy is maintained by allowing current and future UC Berkeley students to travel to the MENA region for language training and engaged scholarship.
Read the Keynote Address by Professor Diederick J. Vandewalle
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Salem Attiga (Libya*), Rebecca Hemphill (Alpha Gamma Delta), Shayee Khanaka (Kurdish Studies), Steven McDonald (Alpha Tau Omega), Larry Michalak (Peace Corps), James Rosenthal (Foreign Service Association of Northern California), Anne Stevens (UC Davis Aggies), Jan Stevens (Grass Valley), Tom Stevens (Piedmont)
*Tables were named for significant sites in Ambassador Stevens’ life.
Sponsors of Students
David Ehrlich, Yuri Kaneda, John Natsoulas, Carrie & Gary Pomerantz, Daniel Rubinstein, Joan Lovat Smith