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Edward Said Lecture Series: Osama Bin Laden and Beyond: American Foreign Policy Towards Muslim Societies
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 4:30pm to Monday, May 16, 2011 - 6:30pm

WHAT: Edward Said Lecture Series: Osama Bin Laden and Beyond: American Foreign Policy Towards Muslim Societies, featuring Peter Bechtold

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2011 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Urban Center - room 710

Peter Bechtold is the former director of Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University, visiting Professor of Government, College of William and Mary, 2006 ­ 2007, and chairman, Near East North Africa Area Studies, Foreign Service Institute, Dept of State 1976 ­ 2005.

Professor Bechtold has taught graduate level courses/seminars at Foreign Service Institute, Georgetown, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Oregon Universities; Army, Naval, Air War Colleges; Marine Corps & National Defense Universities. He has performed field research in 25 mid-east countries, from Egypt to Israel to Iraq to Kazakhstan to the Gulf. His publications include: Politics in the Sudan, 20+ articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, bibliographies and videography. He is fluent in Arabic (studied classical and several dialects), German and French.

He received his Ph.D. & M.A., from Princeton University and his B.A. from Portland State University.

Organized by: the Sociology of Islam and Muslim Societies
Co-sponsored by: International Studies - Political Science - Center for Turkish Studies, School of Social Work - School of Business Administration – Sociology, Bilal Mosque - Muslim Educational Trust - Muslim Student Association, Judaic Studies

For more information on this event, please contact Tugrul Keskin at tugrulkeskin@pdx.edu.