Faculty to participate in "The Middle East: A Roundtable Discussion" on Oct. 1

 

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, four UW faculty will participate in "The Middle East: A Roundtable Discussion." The event will feature faculty Ellis Goldberg, Professor of Political Science; Resat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Professor of International Studies, Jackson School; Joel Migdal, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, Jackson School; and Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Assistant Professor of History. The event begins at 7 p.m. in Thomson Hall 101. It is free and open to the public.

This event is presented by the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Middle East Center.

Questions? Please email mecuw@uw.edu.

The Middle East Centers sponsorship of an event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.

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More Middle East events in October:

Tuesday, Oct. 15: Prominent Turkish journalist Cengiz Çandar will give a free public lecture on "Turkey and the Changing Middle East." The lecture is sponsored the UW Jackson School of International Studies and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 220 on the UW Seattle campus.

A journalist since 1976, Çandar is the author of seven books in Turkish, mainly about the Middle East, including the best-seller Mesopotamia Express: A Journey in History. He contributed to two Century Foundation publications: "Turkey's Transformation and American Policy" and "Allies in Need: Turkey and the US." He is senior columnist of Radikal in Istanbul. Çandar was a special foreign policy adviser to Turkish President Turgut Ozal from 1991 to 1993. Free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 14: Heba Sharobeem of Egypt's Alexandria University will speak on "The Arab Spring with a Focus on the Two Waves of the Egyptian Revolution" at 3:30 p.m. in Thomson Hall 317. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: "Syria: Close Up of a Crisis," features panelists Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School; Cassandra Nelson, Mercy Corps; and Cengiz Çandar, an influential Turkish journalist at 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle. The cost for general admission is $15. This program is sponsored by the World Affairs Council and Mercy Corps. Register online.