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Upcoming Events 

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Past Events

April 2017

7th- A Conversation with a Former State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary- Amanda Sloat

March 2017

Foreign Service Careers for PSU Students- Josef Burton

November 2016

Turkish Mystical Music: Healing Sounds of Ancient Turkey- Latif Bolat

October 2016

How and Why Turkey has Drifed Away from Democracy- Ersin Kalaycioglu, PhD 

May 2016

Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt- Joel Beinin, PhD

June 2016

 "Yarim" - Film Premiere; Additional film information at

April 2016

"Is Putinism the Future of Turkey?"- Paul Kubicek, PhD

June 2015

Panel Discussion on Turkish Foregin Policy 

May 2015

Jihadist and Islamist Antisemitism in Turkey: Between Hate and Political Gain- Kemal Silay

 Arzu Ozkal Lecture and Workshop- Turkish Social Life + Design Thinking

April 2015

 Graduate Conference: International Security in the 21st Century

Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the European Union: Opportunities and Challenges- H.E. Andris Razans, Latvia's Ambassador to the US and Mexico

March 2015

Do Islamic Parties Have Any Future?- Nathan Brown, PhD

 April 2014

The Sacred State in Turkish Politics: Continuities and Transformations- Carter V. Findley

March 2014

Designing Inside Istanbul's Street- Presented by Alison B. Snyder, R.A.

June 2013

Panel on Turkish Protests

April 2013

International (Nisan) Children's Festival in Seattle, WA- Two day festival celebrated to nurture cultural exchange and friendship amongst children

December 2012

Mevlevi Order of America: Sema Ceremony of the Whirling Dervishes

October 2012
Oregon Geographic Alliance: Geographic Literacy in the 21st Century

May 2012
Prof. Ronald Inglehart Lecture

February 2012
Turn Class & Zikr Mevlevi Events

November 2011
Turkish Mystic-Devotional Music Perfomance by Latif Bolat

October 2011
Rami Khouri Lecture: Diplomatic Stalemate and Democratic Revolts: Making Sense of a Middle East in Transition

May 2011
"Islam, Islamism, and Modernity in Turkey" - Lecture by Professor Kemal Silay, Indiana University

April 2011
“Cyprus: Digging the Past in Search of the Future” Documentary Showing

October 2010
Consul General of Turkey Hakan Tekin visiting Portland State University

October - November 2009
Three Portraits of Turkey: A Cultural Immersion Experience for the Community (World Affairs Council of Oregon)

Turkish Language Student Recognized for Achievement

Cyprus Peace Project Launched in Nicosia, Cyprus (2003)
(A joint project of PSU, Fulbright-Cyprus and Cypriot NGOs. Picture of former U.S. Amb. Donald Bandler Speaking at the event.  Project is co-admininstered by Drs. Birol Yesilada and Harry Anastasiou of PSU and includes annual class trip to Cyprus in September)

Watershed Management Workshop in Izmir, Turkey (ESBAS) (2001)