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MES presents: Todd Fine

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Celebrate with us the centennial anniversary of the first Arab-American novel: Ameen Rihani’s The Book of Khalid (1911). The story is of two Arab boys who immigrate to New York City and confront the challenge of American culture. Project Khalid is an effort to commemorate this milestone in the history of Arab-American life and literature.  Todd Fine, the project's director, will introduce The Book of Khalid and will discuss the novel’s relevance to the contemporary crisis in the Arab-American relationship.   Todd Fine is the director of Project Khalid ( He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. He also organized and developed the Global Zero campaign on nuclear weapons, which launched in Paris, France in December 2008. 

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.