Faculty panel Mar. 2 to discuss events under way in Middle East

Clark University will present “Popular Protests, New Media, & Change in the Middle East” a panel on the events unfolding in the Middle East, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street.

The six featured panelists include:

Taner Akcam, Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies, whose research focuses primarily on Turkish nationalism and the Armenian Genocide. Professor Akcam’s life and work have been featured in critically acclaimed documentary films. He has 11 books and numerous articles to his credit.  

Anita Häuserman Fábos, professor of international development and anthropologist.  Fábos has conducted research on issues of ethnicity, race, gender, refugees in urban settings, immigration and naturalization policy, Arab nationalism, and Islam.

Doug Little, professor of history, who is also affiliated with Clark’s Peace Studies Program. Professor Little’s teaching specialty is American diplomatic history. His current research focuses on the U.S. response to radical Islam between the 1967 Six Day War and the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

Srini Sitaraman, professor of political science, whose current research and teaching focuses on international relations theory, United Nations, international law and organizations, human rights, globalization and international political economy, and Asian politics.  

Also on the panel are Khatchig Mouradian, doctoral student of Holocaust and genocide studies, and Samer Said, undergraduate student of political science.  

The panel is sponsored by Clark’s Political Science and Asian Studies Departments. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 508-793-8816.

Since its founding in 1887, Clark University in Worcester, Mass., has a history of challenging convention. As an innovative liberal arts college and research university, Clark’s world-class faculty lead a community of creative thinkers and passionate doers and offer a range of expertise, particularly in the areas of psychology, geography, urban education, Holocaust and genocide studies, environmental studies, and international development and social change. Clark’s students, faculty and alumni embody the Clark motto: Challenge convention. Change our world.