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November 2014


Conversations on Law, Revolution, and Islam: A Workshop Honoring Ellis Goldberg on the Occasion of His Retirement

Saturday November 1, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
UW Tower, 22d Floor, Boardroom (Husky Card or sign-in required)

Mona El-Ghobashy, Independent Scholar; Iza Hussin, Cambridge University; Arang Keshavarzian, New York University; Tamir Moustafa, Simon Fraser University; Leonard Wood, Independent Scholar; Malika Zeghal, Harvard University

Department of Political Science, Middle East Center, and Jackson School of International Studies

mecuw@uw.edu

This workshop will be divided into two sessions. The morning session will focus on the distinctly different concepts of democratic transition and revolutionary upheaval to understand the events of the last five years in Iran and the Arab countries. The afternoon session will focus on the claims diverse scholars have made about the ways in which sharia and modern law go in different directions and in which the idea of “Islamic law” is at best a modern calque and perhaps a wholly new creation.


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Keynote speaker Henri Barkey: "Kurdistan, the Changing Middle East, and U.S. Foreign Policy"

Thursday November 6, 2014
7 p.m.
Kane Hall 120

Henri Barkey, Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

jsis@uw.edu

Middle East expert Henri Barkey will give a presentation on "Kurdistan, the Changing Middle East, and U.S. Foreign Policy." The event will highlight a day of discussions about "Kurdistan and the Changing Middle East,” sponsored by the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

This event is free and open to the public. Participants are invited to attend all or part of the day’s discussions, which begin at 9 a.m. in the Peterson Room (5th floor) of Allen Library.

About Henri Barkey

Henri BarkeyBarkey served as a member of the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff, working primarily on issues related to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and intelligence from 1998 to 2000. He is now the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

His editorials have appeared in Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Daily Star, and Los Angeles Times, and he is a frequent guest on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR. His most recent editorial appeared in The American Interest on Oct. 18 regarding the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Barkey has written seven books, including Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, co-edited with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky; Preventing Conflict over Kurdistan; Turkey’s Kurdish Question with Graham Fuller; and European Responses to Globalization: Resistance, Adaptation and Alternatives.

Complete Program of Events: 

jsis.washington.edu/jackson/news/kurdistan2014.shtml

The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of an event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.


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Conference: "Kurdistan and the Changing Middle East" w/ keynote by Middle East expert Henri Barkey

Thursday November 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
University of Washington, Allen Library, Petersen Room (5th floor)

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

jsis@uw.edu

The Jackson School invites you to attend all or part of the conference, "Kurdistan and the Changing Middle East." Events begin at 9 a.m. in the Petersen Room (5th floor) of Allen Library.

Middle East expert Henri Barkey will give the keynote presentation at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 120.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Henri Barkey

Barkey served as a member of the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff, working primarily on issues related to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and intelligence from 1998 to 2000. He is now the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.

His editorials have appeared in Newsweek, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Daily Star, and Los Angeles Times, and he is a frequent guest on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR. His most recent editorial appeared in The American Interest on Oct. 18 regarding the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

Barkey has written seven books, including Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, co-edited with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky; Preventing Conflict over Kurdistan; Turkey’s Kurdish Question with Graham Fuller; and European Responses to Globalization: Resistance, Adaptation and Alternatives.

Conference Program

Coffee: 8:30-9:00

9:00-9:15
Intro Remarks
Speakers: Reşat Kasaba, Nicole Watts

9:15-10:30 Panel I
State-Society Relations in northern Iraq
Speakers: Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Melisande Genat, Nicole Watts
Moderator: Reşat Kasaba

10:30-10:45 a.m. Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 a.m. Panel II
Dynamics of the Kurdish movement and governance in Turkey
Speakers: Güneş Murat Tezcur, Jessie Clark, Fırat Bozcalı
Moderator: Nicole Watts

12:00-1:30 Break (Lunch)

1:30-3:00 p.m. Panel III
Regional Dynamics
Speakers: Serhun Al, Henri Barkey, Aliza Marcus
Moderator: Reşat Kasaba

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:30 Roundtable discussion on Current Events (All)
Moderator: Nicole Watts

5-6:30 p.m. Dinner (Requires RSVP in advance.)

7 p.m. Keynote address: Henri Barkey: Kurdistan, Changing Middle East, and U.S. Foreign Policy (Location: Kane 120)

List of confirmed participants in alphabetical order

Serhun Al, lecturer and PhD Candidate, Dept of Political Science, Univ. of Utah
Subject: Regional dynamics: hyphenated identities in Turkey and beyond

Henri Barkey, Prof., Dept of Int. Relations, Lehigh Univ.
Subject: Regional dynamics

Arbella Bet-Shlimon- Asst Prof, Dept of History, Univ of Wash.
Subject: State-Society Relations in northern Iraq: the case of Mosul

Fırat Bozcalı- PhD Candidate, Dept of Anthropology, Stanford Univ.
Dynamics of the Kurdish movement & governance in Turkey: Smugglers and lawyers in the Kurdish borderlands

Jessie Clark- Assistant Prof, Dept of Geography University of Nevada-Reno
Subject: Dynamics of the Kurdish movement and governance in Turkey: Gender and political geography in Diyarbakir

Melisande Genat- PhD student, Dept of History, Stanford Univ.
Subject: State-Society Relations in northern Iraq: political economy and prospects for independence

Aliza Marcus –Author and journalist, Bloomberg News
Subject: Regional dynamics: Dynamics of the Kurdish movement in Turkey and beyond

Güneş Murat Tezcur- Associate Prof, Dept of Political Science, Loyola University, Chicago
Subject: Dynamics of the Kurdish movement& governance in Turkey : the PKK, politicians and PKK militants

Nicole Watts- Professor, Dept of Political Science, San Francisco State University
Subject: State-Society Relations in Northern Iraq: governance and opposition under the KRG

The Middle East Center’s sponsorship of an event does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.


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(206) 685-0668 fax
mecuw@u.washington.edu

Ellis Goldberg, Director
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Felicia Hecker, Associate Director
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