"The Joke is Mightier than the Sword" with Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of the popular TV show Al-Bernameg which was the first of its kind, political satire show in the Middle East. Originally a 5-minute show on YouTube, Al-Bernameg became the first online to TV conversion in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region with 30 million viewers every week. Throughout its three seasons, Al-Bernameg remained controversial through its humorous yet bold criticism of the ruling powers, which led to tens of lawsuits being filed against the show and its host. Youssef was even issued an arrest warrant in March 2013 for being "anti-Islam" and for insulting the President.  In recognition of his success, Youssef was named among the Time Magazine most influential list for 2013 - under the “Pioneers” category, was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ, and was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the leading global thinkers during the same year.

Join Bassem Youssef on November 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 in the Nittany Lion Inn Boardroom for a free, public lecture and Q&A followed by a signing of Youssef's Revolution for Dummies.

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Boardroom, Nittany Lion Inn