NEW DATE: April 20
All are welcome at a panel discussion reflecting the contributions of our faculty members to the learning, teaching and research of the Kurdish culture and the everyday life of its people.
Join us from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 in the Main Gallery of Binghamton University’s Art Museum for
“Kurdish community perspectives: Impacting our world”
Panelists will discuss their current research and findings, and how these efforts help us understand the world today. A general discussion of current events in the Kurdish community follows. Topics to be explored include the impact to Kurdish society as a result of the recent travel ban, perspectives on immigration and the vital role of diversity in education.
Panelists from Binghamton University
- Moderator: Kent Schull, associate professor of Ottoman and modern Middle East history
- Aynur de Rouen, curator of the Kurdish Collection, Special Collections
- Bahattin Demir, PhD student in history
- Ekrem Karakoc, associate professor of political science
- Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, visiting assistant professor of Ottoman history
Panelist from the American Kurdish Council, New York chapter
- Ridwan Zebari, director
This panel discussion complements the exhibit of black-and-white photography from the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection currently on display at the Art Museum:
“A Glimpse of Everyday Life in Iraqi Kurdistan”