East Hall, room 109, 632 SW Hall Street
Panelist Lindsay Benstead is Assistant Professor of Political Science in the School of Government where she teaches courses on Middle East and North African politics. Professor Benstead also examines gender-related dimensions of legislatures, public opinion, and survey methodology in the Middle East
Panelist Steve Niva teaches International Politics and Middle East Studies at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His primary areas of research and writing include the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East; asymmetric warfare, counterinsurgency and political violence; and critical sovereignty studies
Panelist Laura Robson is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History at Portland State University. Her research and teaching focus on the history of religious and ethnic minorities and imperialism and decolonization in the modern Arab world
Moderator James Grehan is Associate Professor Middle Eastern History and Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University. He teaches courses on the history of the early modern and modern Middle East (since 1500), world history, Ottoman history, early modern and modern Islam, and popular culture & popular religion
The event is free and open to the public. Seating for this informal brown bag event is limited; please RSVP to the Middle East Studies Center’s Outreach Coordinator, Elisheva Cohen: firstname.lastname@example.org | 503-725-5054
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.