This year’s lecture will feature Assoc. Prof. Esra Özyürek from London School of Economics, who will be giving a talk entitled: “Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany.”
Dr. Özyürek is a political anthropologist, whose research focuses on the dynamic relational positioning of Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism in Turkey and in Europe.
The ongoing civil conflict in Yemen, impacted by the involvement of outside countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US, has created a rapidly-expanding humanitarian disaster.
This panel discussion, featuring Prof. Stacey Philbrick Yadav (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Prof. Jillian Schwedler (City University of New York), two of the leading American experts in Yemeni politics, and moderated by David Mednicoff, will go beyond simple stereotypes of tribalism and religious difference to examine the legacy of authoritarian rule, the trajectory of Yemeni social mobilization since 2011, and shifting regional dynamics in the Middle East.
Co-sponsored by the Program in Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy.