2015-2016 MESP EVENTS

September 15, 2015

Lecture: “Turkish Foreign Policy and the Syrian War” by Soner Cagaptay,Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish research program at the Washington Institute (co-sponsored by the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration [PARCC] and the Center for European Studies)

October 8, 2015

Book launch: Strangers in the West: The Syrian Colony of New York City, 1880-1900 by Linda K. Jacobs

October 12, 2015

Movie screening and post-screening discussion: A Wing and a Prayer by Boaz Dvir, senior lecturer at Penn State University, College of Communications (co-sponsored by S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, School of Education, Hillel@SU, Jewish Federation of Central New York, Regional Initiative for Holocaust and Genocide Studies)

October 13, 2015

Panel: “The Iran Nuclear Deal: Global and Regional Implications” Maxwell faculty (James Steinberg, dean of the Maxwell School; Mehrzad Boroujerdi, professor and chair, Political Science; Miriam F. Elman, associate professor of political science, Research Director, PARCC; Yüksel Sezgin, assistant professor of political science, Director of Middle Eastern studies program) discussed the Iran nuclear deal and its global and regional implications.

October 21, 2015

Lecture: “Borders, Refugees and Weak States: Reflections on the Current Turmoil in the Middle East” by Prof. Seyla Ben- habib, Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Yale University (co-sponsored by Turkish Students As- sociation and Department of Political Science)


October 22, 2015

Lecture: “New ‘Bad Girls’ of Sudan: Women singers in the Sudanese diaspora” by Anita Fábos, associate professor of inter- national development and social change at Clark University (co-sponsored by Department of Anthropology)

November 3, 2015

Lecture: “Yemen in Crisis” by child rights and youth activists Bushra Al-Huthi and Mohammad Ali Al-Shami (co-sponsored Program in Executive Education)

November 11, 2015

Lecture: “China-Israel Relations in the 21st Century” by Professor Zhang Junhua, professor of political science and director of the Center for Israel Studies, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (co-sponsored by East Asia Program)

March 1, 2016

Lecture: “The Iran Narrative and U.S. Foreign Policy: Its History, Its Role in the 2016 Election, and Its Impact after the Nuclear Deal” by Christopher Ferrero, post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science

March 24, 2016

“Spotlight on Syria: The Gendered Perils of War and Forced Migration,” forum on the use of sexual violence during war. Keynote address by special representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Release of white paper from Syr- ian Accountability Project. Expert Panel on use of sexual violence in war (co-sponsored by Syracuse University International Relations Program)