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Spring 2018 MENAS Colloquium Series

January 19: Diverse Perspectives on Turkish Society

Esra Soğancı, Research Assistant in Social Work, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey 

Murat Bayar, Lecturer in International Relations, Istanbul Arel University, Turkey 

Discussant: Brian Silverstein, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UA


January 26: The Conflict Conscious Communicator: Strategies for Success in the Workplace and Beyond

Caitlan Hendrickson, Director of Ombuds Program, University of Arizona



February 9: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: A Report from Iraqi Kurdistan at a Historic Turning Point

Maggy Zanger, Professor of Practice, School of Journalism, University of Arizona

Co-sponsored by the Center for Border and Global Journalism, UA


February 16: Professional Development: U.S. Government Careers

Julia Santucci, Senior Lecturer in Intelligence Studies, University of Pittsburgh 


February 23: Whither Iran: The Ebb and Flow of Protests

Abbas Milani, Adjunct Professor at the Center on Democracy, Development and Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University


March 16: Death Out of Place: Mortuary Practices of Turkish and Kurdish Communities in Germany

Osman Balkan, Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore University 

Co-sponsored by the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, Department of Anthropology, German Studies and the School of Government and Public Policy.


March 22-23: Researching for Hope and Politics of Nostalgia: The Call for Egyptian Women

Hanan Hammad, Associate Professor and Director of Middle East Studies, Texas Christian University 


March 30: CANCELLED Imaging the Imagined: On the Representation of Arab Women in Historical Photography

Sama Alshaibi, Professor of Photography/Video Art Division, University of Arizona


April 6: Hanuman's Tunnel: Collapsing the Space Between Hind and Arabia in the Arab Imagery

Scott Reese, Professor of History, Northern Arizona University 


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