February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ogletree Deakins
The Ogletree Building
300 N Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
Lunch and Lecture: $10.00 Non-Members; $5.00 UI/WACU Members

From elections, to refugee crises, ISIL, shifting alliances and Jerusalem – instability continues to mark the Middle East.  Turmoil across the Middle East makes it harder to narrow down the main political issues, but the Syrian crisis, the fate of refugees, elections and terrorists top the list.  Dr. Buket Oztas, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Furman University, will shed light on these and other issues, and answer your questions. This lecture is the sixth of our 7-part monthly America and the World Lecture Series, hosted by the World Affairs Council Upstate in partnership with Furman University.

Dr. Buket Oztas joined Furman’s Politics and International Affairs department as an assistant professor in the Fall of 2017. Her expertise is in Comparative Politics, with a regional focus on the Middle East. Her research interests fall broadly in the fields of political Islam and regime transitions in the Islamic world, but she also does research on European Politics, particularly on the changing institutional dynamics of the European Union.

Originally from Izmir, Turkey, Dr. Oztas received her B.A. and B.S. degrees (2010) from Bilkent University (Turkey) and Binghamton University (New York), and her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Florida (2016).

Her most recent work focuses on the interplay between political Islam and democratization.

To read more about Dr. Oztas, please click here
Be sure to save these upcoming lecture dates….
  • February 20: Dr. Buket Oztas – Challenges for the Middle East
  • March 20: Dr. Akan Malici – The Palestine-Israel Conflict

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