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Speaker Series Lecture to Focus on Journey from Afghanistan

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)—The Moravian College Monday Night Speaker Series will present, “Country of Birth and Country of Choice,” by guest speaker, Mr. Suleiman (Sunny) Modjadidi, on Monday, November 10th at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium.

Modjadidi will share his personal journey from Afghanistan, his “country of birth,” to the United States, his “country of choice”. His talk will describe briefly the Afghanistan of 1968, the Soviet invasion of 1979, the Taleban rule and post-Taleban Afghanistan. He also will relate the process of his arrival at Moravian College, and will discuss the changes in the U.S. since 1968. The presentation is designed to encourage a wide-range of questions for audience participation to discuss important issues that concern the world today.

Modjadidi is the general manager of International Customer Relations for the FLSmidth Company. He earned a B.A. in history from Moravian College, and a Master’s degree in International Relations at Lehigh University.

Throughout his personal and professional life, Modjadidi has traveled to more than fifty countries, including the Far East, the Middle-East, Europe and South America. He continues to serve on numerous Moravian College alumni boards and committees, and is equally active in local and nationally-linked community organizations, volunteering his time and talents to serve on projects directed to community needs.

The Monday Night Lecture Series is sponsored by the Moravian College Alumni Association and the Public Relations office. The lecture is free and open to the public. A cafeteria-style dinner ($7.70) is available in the United Brethren Church Room at 6:15 p.m. prior to the lecture. For additional information please call: 610-625-7880.