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Middle East Studies Events

Please check back in the fall for 2019-2020 events. 

Past Events


Past events will be archived here. 


February 21, 2019: The Black Winter of 1860 - 61: War, Famine, and The Political Ecology of Disasters in Qajar Iran with Dr. Ranin Kazemi, Associate Professor of History at San Diego State University. 


October 26th, 2017: Mafia State: The Politics of Organized Crime in Contemporary Turkey with Ryan Gingeras, Associate Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School

December 7, 2017: The Demise of the US-Turkish Partnership? Strategic Partnership in the Erdogan and Trump Presidencies with Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University

June 5, 2018: Why Destroy Yemen?: Roots to the World's Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe with Isa Blumi, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor in the Department for Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University


February 21, 2017: From Japanese Internment to the Muslim Ban: History Forgotten and Remembered with Dr. Wael Al-Delaimy, Dr. Simeon Man, Dr. Wendy Matsuura, and Dr. Michael Provence

February 23, 2017: Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, And U.S.— Middle East Relations in the 1970s with Salim Yaqub, Professor of History at University of California, Santa Barbara.