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Voices in Middle East Studies – Fall Quarter 2017

Voices in the Middle East Fall Quarter 2017

September 7, 2017

All presentations are in Thomson Hall, Room 317, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
University of Washington-Seattle

Free and open to the public


A Sign of our Times: the Qatar Crisis in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts’

KRISTIAN COATES ULRICHSEN, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington. This talk will examine the impact of the Qatar crisis on US Middle East policy under Donald Trump.


Syrian “Sisters of Men” and the Gendering of Arab Internationalism, 1938-1949

NOVA ROBINSON, Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, Seattle University. This talk will explore how women’s rights activists in the twentieth century shaped the governing structures of independent Syria and Lebanon and the larger post-war international system.



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