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Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa

Out Of Thin Air: THE 99

December 8, 2011

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa

Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa is a Kuwaiti clinical psychologist and creator of THE 99, the first Islamic archetype comic superheroes. Inspired by Islamic culture and history, the series promotes tolerance, teamwork and appreciation of diversity. Forbes named THE 99 as one of the top 20 global trends, and President Barack Obama praised it as the most innovative of the thousands of new entrepreneurs viewed by his Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship. In his presentation, Dr. Al-Mutawa shares the progress of THE 99 from idea, to comic book series in 8 languages, to a theme park in Kuwait and an animated series.

With support from Arts Engine and the Arab American National Museum.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

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