WCSU professors bring real-life experience to the classroom

Image of Dr. Saad“I lived under a dictator. One of the most brutal. People are dying whenever they protest against him. I am fortunate to be standing here before you.“

Dr. Abubaker Saad, a professor of history and non-Western cultures, was a Libyan diplomat and worked in Gadhafi’s office as the dictator’s personal interpreter. He has taught at Western Connecticut State University since 1996.

"The plot we planned had 500 people. I was able to get out with six others. You know what happened to the other 500? Executed summarily."

Recent courses:

  • Middle Eastern Cultures
  • Contemporary Middle East
  • Islam in International Affairs
  • Modern Egypt

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