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The Sociology of Islam Public Lecture Series: "Islamic Political Identity in Europe" with Ari Varon
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 1:30pm

WHAT: Ari Varon is currently a Ph.D. student in Political Science co advised from two institutions: the University of Sciences Po located in Paris France as well as at Tel Aviv University in Israel. His Dissertation focuses on the formation of an Islamic political identity in contemporary Europe. Ari served as the Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel from April 2005 through April 2009. His responsibilities included assisting to prepare the Prime Minister for all matters relating to Israeli foreign policy. Before working at the Prime Minister's office Ari received his Masters degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS in Washington DC with a dual concentration in strategic studies and international law and a specialization in quantitative international economics. In conjunction with his studies in Washington he worked part time at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy. He obtained his Bachelors degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 27, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: Multicultural Center, Smith Union
Co-sponsored by International Studies - Sociology - Religious Studies - History - Judaic studies - Political Science - Center for Turkish Studies
For more information, please contact Tugrul Keskin