The Center for Middle Eastern Dialogue at SUNY New Paltz will host a talk by John VanderLippe, associate professor of history at the New School for Social Research, titled “Blood, Sweat and Tear Gas: Challenges to Autocracy in Turkey and the Middle East” on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Lecture Center 108 on the New Paltz campus.
VanderLippe’s work includes “The Politics of Turkish Democracy” (2005), as well as numerous articles on Turkish Republic. He is the former Editor of the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin and has received grants from the NCSEER, the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, the Hoover Institution, and the HR Guggenheim Foundation.
This event is sponsored by The Center for Middle Eastern Dialogue at SUNY New Paltz, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Campus Auxiliary Services.
For more information contact James Schiffer, the Center’s coordinator, at 845-257-3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Center for Middle Eastern Dialogue at SUNY New Paltz
Founded in 2009, the Center for Middle Eastern Dialogue promotes constructive dialogue about the Middle East that will explore ways to establish lasting peace in the region, encourage economic collaboration, and stimulate cultural and educational exchange. The Center provides a forum for students, faculty, community members, scholars, and diplomats of various points of view to exchange ideas in a respectful way that will promote greater understanding of this complex and volatile region of the world. Events sponsored by the Center demonstrate the possibility and value of meaningful dialogue between people of goodwill, even between those who disagree on fundamental issues. For more information visit http://www.newpaltz.edu/collegelas/middle_east_dialogue.html.