Mount St. Joseph University

Documentary filmmaker to share experiences of living and working in the Middle East

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File Under: civic forum, ethical leadership

Sean Campbell first went to the Middle East during a study abroad trip to Tunisia in 2010. Since then he has made four trips and spent months in pre- and post- Arab Spring Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. He was there first as a student, then alongside a film team. Through leadership consulting, Sean has had unique insight and contributions toward the development of today's generation of young adults and advocates throughout the Middle East.

Campbell will speak to Mount students and community members on Wednesday, September 18 with two forums at noon and 5 p.m. in the Corona Room. His speech, "Galvanizing leadership and social entrepreneurship in a rapidly changing Middle East," is free and open to the community. In the forum, Campbell will share his experiences through stories, images and film, while also discussing the essentials that a person must consider when pursuing international endeavors that address social concerns. He will emphasize the importance of entrepreneurial skills, cultural competence and collaborative leadership in an ever-globalizing world.

Campbell's visit to the Mount is part of the Issues to Impact Civic Forums with the Mount's Center for Ethical Leadership.

Lunch will be provided for the noon session and refreshments will be given at the 5 p.m. session. Interested students should register for either session at

This program counts toward student participation in the new Talent Opportunity Program (TOP) which will begin this year for Mount students.