Stand Up and Be Heard!

Dr. Abubaker Saad, professor of history and non-Western cultures at WCSU, was a Libyan diplomat and worked in Gadhafi’s office as the dictator’s personal interpreter. He fled his homeland after taking part in a failed coup attempt in the 1970s and 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, “ he said.

In the wake of Middle Eastern unrest, Saad became the commentator of choice for many media outlets.

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Professor of History and Non-Western Cultures Dr. Abubaker Saad with some of the Middle Eastern decor that adorns his campus office.