The Forum (Room 315) at Columbia University, 601 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027, United States
During the medieval period (4th – 15th centuries), most major cities in North Africa and Egypt were diverse and multicultural. People often debated and reflected on their identity and ties with their ethnic communities and with others. At the same time, different groups experienced discrimination and exclusion. These debates and issues have persisted and remain prevalent today.