Loyola University Maryland

Hanway Lecture

Rites/Rights of Passage

Exit West author Mohsin Hamid to speak at Loyola

Award-winning author Mohsin Hamid will deliver the 2019 Hanway Lecture in Global Studies and the Humanities Symposium Keynote Address on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in Loyola’s Reitz Arena.

Hamid was born in Pakistan and grew up in Pakistan and California. He attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School and worked in New York and London as a management consultant before returning to Pakistan to pursue writing. 

Hamid has published five novels—Exit West, Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Discontent and Its Civilizations

Hamid’s essays and short stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, TIME, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, and many others. He is a winner of the Betty Trask Award, a finalist for the Pen/Hemingway award, and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker twice. In 2013, Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the world’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. For more information or questions, please email academicevents@loyola.edu.

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About the Hanway Lecture

Through the Hanway Lecture in Global Studies at Loyola University Maryland, the University brings noteworthy leaders to campus to share timely, relevant insight into today’s global society. In addition to fostering global awareness on campus, the Hanway Lecture engages a broader conversation throughout the region. The Hanway Lecture is an endowed series made possible by a gift from Ellen and Ed Hanway, a member of the University's Class of 1974 and former chair of Loyola’s Board of Trustees.