Michael W. Suleiman Chair and associate professor Sabri Ciftci hosted and organized a workshop at K-State entitled “After the Uprisings: Public Opinion, Gender, and Conflict in the Middle East” on May 5th. The workshop provided a unique forum to discuss the current state of knowledge on politics in Middle East and was well attended by faculty, students, military personnel, and community members. The day long session was one of a series of events the department has planned to highlight the Suleiman Chair and the study of Arab and Middle Eastern issues at Kansas State University.
Notable scholars from across the country presented new research at the workshop: Michael Robbins (Princeton University), Steve Brooke (Harvard University), Marwa Shalaby (Rice University), Ekrem Karakoc (SUNY Binghamton), Lindsay Benstead (Portland State University), Ahmed Khanani (Earlham College), Mike Wuthrich (University of Kansas), Mariya Omelicheva (University of Kansas), Soumia Bardhan (KSU, Communication Studies) and Mohaned al-Hamdi (KSU, Economics). Three K-State Political Science faculty members served as panel discussants: Sam Bell, Andrew Long, and Alissandra Stoyan.
Additional support for the workshop was provided by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs, K-State Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering, and the Vice provost for International Affairs.
Watch for announcements on upcoming events promoting the study of the Middle East at K-State!