We will be holding the seminar both in Tokyo and Osaka. Please note that this invitation is for the Osaka seminar only.
At the invitation of the Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund, in cooperation with Osaka University, Dr. Rory Miller, Professor of Georgetown University in Qatar and Dr. Simon Waldman, Lecturer of King's College will give lectures on Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 at Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University.
Dr. Miller, an expert of politics and security in the Middle East and Dr. Waldman, an expert of the Middle East politics especially on Turkey have spoken widely on the current situation in the Middle East both inside and outside their own country.
The Arab Spring, a pro-democracy uprising, started from Tunisia in December 2010 swept through the neighboring countries such as Egypt and Libya. However, the following events in the Middle East went in a less straightforward direction. Civil war has been ongoing in Syria for years and Iraq witnessed the emergence of Islamic State. It seems that political and social situations in the Middle East have still not stabilized.
In this lecture, the two lectures will address the prospect for the Middle East after the "Arab Spring" from different angles. We do hope that you will join us at this informative event.
Dr. Rory Miller (Profressor, Government School of Foreign Service in Qatar, Georgetown University)
"The Recent Movement of "The Islamic State"
Dr. Simon Waldman (Lecturer, Middle East and Mediterranean Studies, King's College, London)
"Turkish Foreign Policy and the Middle East under President Erdoğan"
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