POWELL, Wyoming — Saddam Hussain, a Northwest College student from Pakistan, will share his country and his culture at a 4 p.m. “Exploring Pakistan” presentation Monday, April 25, in the NWC Intercultural House.
The program includes multi-media components and chicken curry, a traditional Pakistani dish Hussain will prepare.
While news headlines often concentrate on Pakistan’s nuclear capability, conflicts with India and problems with terrorism, it’s easy to overlook other aspects of this complex country, including high world ratings for its low ecological footprint and human well-being, a stock exchange that has been among the highest performing in Asia, and the second-lowest headcount poverty rate in South Asia.
NWC’s Hussain will bring a personal understanding of his homeland, focusing more on the culture that has developed over centuries under rule by numerous empires and dynasties, from Alexander of Macedonia and the Umayyad Caliphate to the Mongol, Sikh and British empires.
This isn’t Hussain’s first public presentation as an NWC student. Earlier this spring, he contributed to the discussion about “He Named Me Malala,” a movie about Malala Yousafzai, a young girl who was severely wounded by the Taliban when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan.
His “Exploring Pakistan” program is sponsored by NWC’s Intercultural Programs. It is free and open to the public.