Zuhair Suidan, management consultant and former president of the New Canaan Men’s Club, will speak at The New Canaan Historical Society on January 28, 2018, at 2 pm. His talk, “Where To? A Perspective on the Arab World, will touch on the history of the Middle East, address recent political developments and implications for the future.

Mr. Suidan brings a unique perspective to the seemingly intractable difficulties in the Middle East. As an American, a Palestinian, an Israeli, and an Arab Christian, Mr. Suidan’s outlook has been framed by a life of many cultural and geopolitical experiences amid a varied geography. He was born in Palestine. As a young boy he became a refugee in Lebanon for 5 years. He received his high school education in Israel, and his university education in the United States.

Mr. Suidan is a long-time resident of New Canaan raising four children who were educated in New Canaan’s public schools. He has volunteered with the Town Players of New Canaan for a number of years and has served as President of the New Canaan Men’s Club in 2016-2017.

Professionally, Mr. Suidan had a long career with IBM. Since 1993, he has headed Suidan Associates, a management consultancy focused on business development and strategic planning.

His talk is part of a series of events in connection with the new Orientalism Exhibit that opened January 7th and runs through March 30th.