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  2. Academic Adviser
  3. We are... Penn State Faculty interested in the Middle East

We are... Penn State Faculty interested in the Middle East

Soumia Bardhan

  • Lecturer, Communication Arts and Sciences

sbardhan@psu.edu

Alan F Benjamin

  • Lecturer & Undergraduate Studies Officer, Jewish Studies Program

(814) 867-0506

afb4@psu.edu

Jonathan E Brockopp

  • Associate Professor, History and Religious Studies

brockopp@psu.edu

Gretchen Caspar

  • Associate Professor, Political Science

ggc3@psu.edu

Madhuri Desai

  • Associate Professor, Art History and Asian Studies

msd13@psu.edu

Ruth Edelstein

  • Lecturer in Hebrew

ree11@psu.edu

Hoda El Shakry

  • Assistant Professor
  • Comparative Literature

hze107@psu.edu

Nergis Ertürk

  • Comparative Literature

nue5@psu.edu

Faisal Husain

  • Assistant Professor of History

fhh102@psu.edu

Ann E Killebrew

  • Associate Professor, Archaeology

aek11@psu.edu

Maha Marouan

  • Associate Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

mzm24@psu.edu

James A Piazza

  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science

(814) 867-4429

jap45@psu.edu

Donald Redford

  • Professor, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, History

dbr3@psu.edu

Aaron Rubin

  • Malvin and Lea P. Bank Professor of Jewish Studies, Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and Linguistics

adr10@psu.edu

Gonzalo Rubio

  • Associate Professor of Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and History

gxr18@psu.edu

Lior Sternfeld

  • Assistant Professor, History, Jewish Studies

lbs18@psu.edu

Yael Warshel

  • Assistant Professor of Telecommunications and Journalism, College of Communications
  • Rock Ethics Institute Affiliated Faculty

(814) 865-3717

ywarshel@psu.edu

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World War II and The Middle East, A Symposium Marking the 80th Anniversary of the Outbreak of WWII

On the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of WWII, we would like to invite the Penn State community to think about the war from a non-Western perspective. WWII has been studied and discussed mostly through the prism of the European and Pacific theatres, however, its significance as a global event becomes more evident when we look at the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, regions where the legacy of the war molded many of the developments that shaped those societies until these days. 

Faculty, students, and members of the Penn State and State College community are invited to participate in this two-day symposium. Admission is free. 

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  • Middle Eastern Studies minor and History major Stephanie Springer graduated with honors in May, 2018 and served as a class marshal in the...

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  • Faisal joins the History Department in Fall 2018. He is a specialist in Environmental History and Early Modern Ottoman...

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