Panel Discussion: Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting Our World

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Binghamton University Libraries invites you to a panel discussion reflecting on the contributions of our faculty members to the learning, teaching and research of the Kurdish culture and the life of its people.

Join us from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, in the Main Gallery of Binghamton University’s Art Museum for the panel discussion: Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting Our World.


  • Moderator: Kent Schull, Associate Professor of Ottoman and Modern Middle East History at Binghamton University
  • Aynur de Rouen, Curator of the Kurdish Collection, Special Collections, Binghamton University Libraries
  • Bahattin Demir, PhD student in History at Binghamton University
  • Ekrem Karakoc, Associate Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University
  • Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ottoman History at Binghamton University
  • Ridwan Zebari, Director, American Kurdish Council, New York Chapter

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.

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This panel discussion compliments “A Glimpse of Life in Iraqi Kurdistan,” an exhibit of black-and-white photography from the Libraries’ Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Library and Museum Collection currently on display at the Art Museum.