Join us for a panel discussion: Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting Our World


Join us in the Main Gallery of the Binghamton University Art Museum, March 16, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for a panel discussion exploring Kurdish culture and history

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 will follow. 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

Register for the event here

A Glimpse of Everyday Life in Iraqi Kurdistan, January 26 – May 20, 2016, University Art Museum (lower level gallery).

This panel accompanies the exhibit A Glimpse of Everyday Life in Iraqi Kurdistan, open January 26-May 20, in the University Art Museum’s lower level gallery. The exhibit features photographs from the Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection and highlights the everyday life of Iraqi Kurds during the 1960s and the 1980s-1990s.