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NOTE THE TIME AND LOCATION OF THE APRIL 24 LECTURE...IT HAS CHANGED FROM EARLIER PLANS!

 

And sorry about the crummy formatting for the May 7 notice below...a mystery.

 

 

The Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University has invited Dr. Paul Magnarella to speak as part of its Zia H. Hashimi Lecture Series.  Dr. Magnarella will speak at Armstrong State University on Friday April 24.  His subject will be ISIS, Turkey and the Changing Middle East.  The public is invited and there is no charge.

PLEASE TAKE CAREFUL NOTE OF THE LOCATION FOR THIS LECTURE

For those attending the lecture at ASU, park in Parking Lot P1 by the Sports Center

Date/Time: Friday, April 24, 2015 1:15pm
Location: ASU Campus, Armstrong Student Union, Ogeechee Theater
Access: Open to the public at no charge.


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Dr. Paul Magnarella

 


In the age of ISIS, Turkey, the most stable and democratic country in the Middle East and a member of NATO, faces an array of geopolitical challenges unique in the modern era.  Ankara’s preferred foreign policy of “no problems with neighbors” has proved unsuited to a neighborhood full of problems.  The chaotic civil war in Syria where hundreds of rebel groups fight Baghdad’s Al-Assad regime and each other; the huge flow of Syrian refugees into Turkey; the vicious, self-proclaimed Islamic State’s (IS) spread into Iraq and Syria; the cross-border alliance between Turkey’s secessionist-minded Kurds (PKK) and Syrian Kurds, the alienation of Iraq’s Sunnis from its Shiite-dominated government, and the bloody battles between IS and Syrian Kurds just across Turkey’s border in Kobane, are only some of the challenges confronting Turkey and its Western allies.

How will Turkey deal with these issues, and what consequences are likely to follow? Most importantly, how is the rise and uncertain future of ISIS affecting Turkey’s geopolitical environment?

 

Dr. Magnarella's Background

Paul J Magnarella, Ph.D., (Harvard University), J.D., (University of Florida College of Law) has served as Expert on Mission with the UN Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (The Hague), President of the Association of Third World Studies, and Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College (Asheville, NC).  He is the author of many articles and books, two being: The Middle East and North Africa: Governance, Democratization, and Human Rights and Human Rights in Our Time.

Dr. Magnarella is currently Director of Peace and Justice Studies at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.


Education


B.S. University of Connecticut
M.A. Fairfield University
A.M., Ph.D. Harvard University
J.D. University of Florida College of Law


Editorial Board Memberships


Journal of Third World Studies
Journal of Social Justice, Anthropology, Peace and Human Rights
The Oriental Anthropologist (produced at Allahabad University, India)
Human Rights and Human Welfare
International Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of the Developing World Peace Studies Journal