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Upstate International Announces March Lecture

Mar 13, 2018 01:00PM ● By Emily Stevenson
The Middle East is a hotbed of international concern and the ever-changing political environment impacts that region and our relationship to it. World Affairs Council Upstate, in partnership with Furman University, will try to address the very complex relationship the U.S. has with the Middle East in the 7th of its eight-part lecture series on Thursday, March 15th at 8:30 a.m. The lecture will begin promptly at 8:30 in the morning at the Ogletree Deakins Meeting Room, 300 N. Main St., Greenville, SC 29601. Coffee and scones will be provided and there will be plenty of time for questions and networking following the lecture.

The lecturer this month, Dr. Buket Oztas, assistant professor in Furman's Politics and International Affairs department, is an expert in Comparative Politics, with a regional focus on the Middle East.
Originally from Izmir, Turkey, Dr. Oztas has won numerous awards and spoken extensively at conferences around the country; her most recent work focuses on the interplay between political Islam and democratization.  For more information on Dr. Oztas please click here.

Don’t miss this important opportunity to learn more about the issues surrounding the Middle East.  Part of the proceeds will go to Furman University’s International Student Book Scholarship. For more information and to register please click here.

Save the date for our final lecture on April 18 (Iran).