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Ancient Cities of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula

About the Tour: The route of this voyage from Lisbon to Palermo takes us through territory that has been fought over and ruled by a succession of powers seeking to dominate the Western Mediterranean. Outposts of the Roman Empire along the North African coast share the land with Moorish castles and mosques of the 7th and 8th centuries, and although they were subsumed by later European conquests, both cultures remain a vibrant influence throughout Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and southern Spain. This same region also saw the rise of nationalism and radical Islam in the late 20th century and was the birthplace of the”Arab Spring” in the 2010s. Joining us as guest lecturer will be Jim Falk, Global Santa Fe’s program chair. Keenly interested in the Middle East and especially North Africa, Jim spent his high school years in Tunisia, and now serves as honorary consul of Morocco for New Mexico and Texas. He has led a number of trips to North Africa and Europe for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.


August 15
August 27
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