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
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