Episode 3 - Rise of the Supercities: Screening with Q&A with Anthony Geffen


WHEN November 4, 2020
6-8 PM WHERE Zoom Webinar Part of "History of the Emirates" WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Open to the Public

Narrated by Jeremy Irons, the fascinating 3-part series reveals how new archaeological discoveries are only now revealing the true extent of this land’s ancient wonders and its 125,000-year heritage from the earliest human presence in the region to the national union in 1971. Utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology — from CGI to LiDar scanning and 360-degree camera work — interwoven with never-before-seen archival footage, it is a ground-breaking series that profiles the very foundations of the country’s civilizations.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-0Ydf0EZ3I


Time Event
6:00pm Screening
Welcoming Remarks
Abdulla Al Marzooqi, NYUAD Student
Opening Remarks

Interim Dean of Arts & Humanities, Awam Amkpa
Panel and Q&A
Panel Members
  • Anthony Geffen, Professor, BAFTA and Emmy award winning documentary filmmaker, New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Laure Assaf, Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies & Anthropology , New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Erin Pettigrew, Professor of History & Arab Crossroads Studies , New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Alma Al Mubarak, Manager of Public Diplomacy, Image Nation Abu Dhabi
  • Eric Staples, Assistant Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University
  • Nasser Anwahi, NYUAD Senior, Majoring in Political Science and Minoring in Legal Studies and Social Research and Public Policy
Moderated by
  • Jonathan Shannon, Associate Dean for Academic Operations and External Relations, Visiting Professor of Anthropology


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