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Zuhair Suidan, management consultant and former president of the New Canaan Men’s Club, will speak at The New Canaan Historical Society on January 28, 2018, at 2 pm. His talk, “Where To? A Perspective on the Arab World,” will touch on the history of the Middle East, address recent political developments and implications for the future.
Mr. Suidan brings a unique perspective to the seemingly intractable difficulties in the Middle East. As an American, a Palestinian, an Israeli, and an Arab Christian, Mr. Suidan’s outlook has been framed by a life of many cultural and geopolitical experiences amid a varied geography. He was born in Palestine. As a young boy he became a refugee in Lebanon for 5 years. He received his high school education in Israel, and his university education in the United States.
Mr. Suidan is a long-time resident of New Canaan raising four children who were educated in New Canaan’s public schools. He has volunteered with the Town Players of New Canaan for a number of years and has served as President of the New Canaan Men’s Club in 2016-2017.
Professionally, Mr. Suidan had a long career with IBM. Since 1993, he has headed Suidan Associates, a management consultancy focused on business development and strategic planning.
His talk is part of a series of events in connection with the new Orientalism Exhibit that opened January 7th and runs through March 30th.
The New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT 06840. 203-966-1776