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The Crown Center Annual Opening Event

Celebrating the Crown and Goodman Families


Thursday, September 13, 2012
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library  

The Crown Center for Middle East Studies kicked-off the 2012-13 academic yearas with a celebration the inaugurating of the Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History and with a panel discussion on the hottest topics in the Middle East. Read the full summary.

 
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Inauguration of the Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History

  • Welcome by President Frederick M. Lawrence & Provost Steve A.N. Goldstein '78
  • Comments by Lester Crown & Corky Goodman
  • Speaker Introduction by Jane Kamensky, Harry S. Truman Professor of American Civilization
  • Lecture "The Role of History in Understanding Today’s Iran," by Naghmeh Sohrabi, first Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History 

Panel Discussion - Iran, Syria and the Future of the Middle East


Moderator:   Prof. Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center
Panel:
  • Prof. Abdel Monem Said Aly, Director of the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo
  • Prof. Eva BellinMyra and Robert Kraft Professor of Arab Politics 
  • Prof. Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East
  • Prof. Kanan Makiya, Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies 


Video Recast


Part 1: Inauguration of the Charles (Corky) Goodman Chair in Middle East History


Part 2: Panel Discussion - Iran, Syria and the Future of the Middle East