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April 2014


Regimes of Censorship in the Arab World before and after the 2011 Revolution

Tuesday April 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Kane 210

Juan Cole

Near East Languages & Civilization

neareast@uw.edu

JUAN COLE is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan. His scholarship has focused on the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His publications include: Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave, 2009); and Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave, 2007).

This presentation is the 2014 Farhat J. Ziadeh Distinguished Lecture in Arab and Islamic Studies.


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Discretion and Reason in Iran's New Penal Code

Friday April 25, 2014
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Smith Hall, Room 307

Arzoo Osanloo, Associate Professor, Law, Societies & Justice

Persian Circle, Near Eastern Languages & Civilization

neareast@uw.edu


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A Reluctant Superpower: Prospects for China's Expanding Role in the Middle East

Monday April 28, 2014
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 317

Dr. Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Middle East Center & East Asia Center

mecuw@uw.edu

Dr. Kyle Haddad-Fonda is the Director of the Strategic Initiatives at the Nicholas Sparks Foundation. He received his Ph.D. from Oxford University in 2013 with a dissertation titled :"Revolutionary Allies: Sino-Egyptian and Sino-Algerian Relations in the Bandung Period."


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May 2014


Impressions of Iran

Thursday May 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 317

Steve Horowitz, ESL Director, Central Washington University

Persian Circle, Near East Languages & Civilization; Middle East Center

neareast@uw.edu


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Historic City Encounters Modern Urbanism: Mid-20th Century Transformation of Istanbul

Tuesday May 20, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 101

Professor Sibel Bozdogan

Middle East Center, EU Center for Excellence, & Center for West European Studies, Jackson School of International Studies

mecuw@uw.edu, cwes@uw.edu

Sibel Bozdogan, Harvard Graduate School of Design, specializes in trans-national histories of modern architecture/urbanism of the 19th and 20th centuries and the politics of modern architecture. Her many publications include: Turkey: Modern Architectures of the World (2012); Modernism and National Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (2001); and Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey, co-authored with Resat Kasaba (1997).

This presentation is part of the "Turkey, the EU and the West: A Changing Landscape" series. See May 21 and May 22 for more lectures in the series.


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European Capital of Culture or Dubai on the Bosporus? Neo-Liberal Urbanism since 2002

Wednesday May 21, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Thomson Hall, Room 101

Professor Sibel Bozdogan

Middle East Center, EU Center for Excellence, & Center for West European Studies, Jackson School of International Studies

mecuw@uw.edu, cwes@uw.edu

Sibel Bozdogan, Harvard Graduate School of Design, specializes in trans-national histories of modern architecture/urbanism of the 19th and 20th centuries; and the politics of modern architecture: theories of modernity, identity, nationalism and globalization. Her many publications include: Turkey: Modern Architectures of the World (2012), Modernism and Nation Building: Turkish Architectural Culture in the Early Republic (2001); and Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey, with Resat Kasaba (1997). 

This presentation is part of the series: "Turkey, the EU, and the West: A Changing Landscape. See May 20 and May 22 for more presentations in the series.


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Fifty Years of EU-Turkish Relations in Turbulent Times: Where to Go from Here?

Thursday May 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Kane Hall, Room 210

Dr. Kemal Kirisci

Middle East Center, EU Center for Excellence, & Center for West European Studies, Jackson School of International Studies

mecuw@uw.edu, cwes@uw.edu

Presenter: Dr. Kemal Kirisci, TUSIAD Senior Fellow, Brookings Institute. The presentation will be followed by a round table discussion with Professor Sibel Bozdogan, Harvard University; and Professor Resat Kasaba, Director, Jackson School of International Studies.

Part of the "Turkey, the EU, and the West: A Changing Landscape" series.  See May 20 and May 21 for lectures by Sibel Bozdogan. 


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Ellis Goldberg, Director
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Felicia Hecker, Associate Director
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