Join us for the Panel Discussion: “Kurdish community perspectives: Impacting our world”

Join us today, April 20, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Binghamton University Art Museum

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.

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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

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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”