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Middle East Studies Events

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

Past Events

2019-2020

Past events will be archived here. 

2018-2019

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. 

2017-2018

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

2016-2017

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.