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KNOXVILLE — Conversations about World Affairs, a lecture series featuring a variety of speakers talking about specific world issues or regions of the world, concludes its semester on April 15 with a lecture about Jordanian refugees.

Yasin Sarayrah
Yasin Sarayrah
Yasin Sarayrah, owner of a Knoxville translation service, will speak at 7 p.m. in the International House on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Sarayrah, owner of Sarayrah Translations, has served as project coordinator for international aid organizations and as a management training consultant and translator for government agencies. He will talk about refugee populations and relocations in Jordan.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Conversations about World Affairs is an activity that promotes the goals of “Ready for the World: The International and Intercultural Awareness Initiative,” which include transforming the campus into a culture of diversity that best prepares students for working and competing in the 21st century. Ready for the World also involves increasing the diversity among students, faculty and staff; infusing the curriculum with international and intercultural content; expanding study-abroad and work-study opportunities; and encouraging students to take advantage of all of these opportunities.

For more information about Ready for the World, see


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