Kurdish panel event a success!

Avras Taha, Civil Engineer and Former President of American Kurdish Council, New York Chapter, speaks about his life as part of the Panel Discussion: “Kurdish Community Perspectives: Impacting our World.”

It was standing room only at the”Kurdish Community Perspectives” event hosted by the Binghamton University Art Museum on Thursday, April 20. Attendees heard presentations from speakers including Avras Taha, who came  to the U.S. in 1996 from Dohuk, Southern Kurdistan.

Other speakers included Bahattin Demir, PhD student in history, Ekrem Karakoc, associate professor of political science, and Nilay Ozok-Gundogan, visiting assistant professor of Ottoman history. Aynur de Rouen, Curator of the Kurdish Library & Museum Collection, spoke about that collection, its creator, Vera Beaudin Saeedpour, and its importance to Kurdish studies.

After the event, attendees enjoyed Middle Eastern cuisine prepared by Sibel and Ozge.