2016-2017 MESP Events


September 27, 2016

Lecture: “Turkey’s Coup of 15th July: A Gift for Erdogan” by  Sinan Ciddi, executive director of Institute of Turkish Studies and Visiting assistant professor at Georgetown University

October 3, 2016

Lecture: “Persistent Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Roles of Islamic Law” by Timur Kuran, professor of economics and political science & Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University

October 10, 2016

Lecture and Book Release: “Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel” by Dov Waxman, professor of  political science, international affairs, and Israel studies & Stotsky Professor of Jewish Historical and Cultural Studies at Northeastern University

October 13, 2016

Lecture:”Challenges to U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East” by Ambassador Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute

October 24, 2016Lecture and Book Release: “America’s Dream Palace: Middle East Expertise and the Rise of the National Security State” by Osamah Khalil, assistant professor of history at Syracuse University

February 23, 2017

Lecture: “Gendering Politics, Peace, and Conflict in the Middle East” by Latif Tas, Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow and visiting scholar at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

March 6, 2017

Lecture: “Thwarted Progress and Declining Trends: Women’s Rights in Turkey” by Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat, professor of politicalscience at University of Connecticut

March 20, 2017

Lecture: “Political Context, Organizational Mission and the Quality of Social Services: Insights from Lebanon” by Melani Cammett, professor of government at Harvard University