Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Lincoln Hall, room 75, 1620 SW Park Avenue
Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent book is Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009) and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). He has been a regular guest on PBS’s News Hour, and has also appeared on ABC World News, Nightline, Today, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Rachel Maddow Show, The Colbert Report, Democracy NOW! and many others. He has given many radio and press interviews. He has written widely about Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and South Asia. He has commented extensively on al-Qaeda and the Taliban, the Iraq War, the politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan, and Iranian domestic struggles and foreign affairs. He has a regular column at Truthdig. He continues to study and write about contemporary Islamic movements, whether mainstream or radical, whether Sunni and Salafi or Shi`ite. Cole commands Arabic, Persian and Urdu and reads some Turkish, knows both Middle Eastern and South Asian Islam. He lived in various parts of the Muslim world for nearly 10 years, and continues to travel widely there. A bibliography of his writings may be found here
Free & open to the public. Limited seating; admission requires free tickets available through the Portland State Box Office, www.pdx.edu/boxoffice
For more information, visit: http://www.pdx.edu/events/minorities-and-arab-revolutions
Presented as the Portland State University Middle East Studies Center's Minorities of the Modern Middle East workshop keynote address. Co-sponsored with the Portland State University Department of History, the Department of World Languages & Literatures, and the Portland Center for Public Humanities. Presented with funding from the Portland State University Speakers Board and the Internationalization Minigrant Program.