Tower Center Student Forum | The Kurdish Question featuring Dr. David Romano and Dr. Sabri Ates

Thursday, April 10, 2014 (5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn, 1st Floor, Carr Collins Hall (map)


David Romano, Associate Professor of Political Science, Missouri State University

romanoDr. David Romano is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Missouri State University. He teaches courses in politics and government of the Middle East, international relations theories, foreign policies of Middle East States, and political violence and terrorism. His research and professional interests include: nationalism, social movements, theories of peace and conflict, non-state actors, politicized Islam, Middle East and Mediterranean politics, forced migration, and globalization and development issues. Professor Romano received his BA from McGill University in 1991, MA from McGill University in 1993, and PhD from the University of Toronto in 2002.


Sabri Ates, Associate Professor of History and Research Associate

AtesProfessor Sabri Ates is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Southern Methodist University. He focuses on the Middle East and Islamic history. He teaches courses on the history of the modern Middle East, history of Islamic Empires, and human rights in the Middle East. His  recent publications include: The Ottoman-Iranian Borderlands: Making a Boundary, 1843-1914  (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013), Tunalı Hilmi Bey: Osmanlıdan Cumhuriyete Bir Aydın (Tunalı Hilmi Bey: An Intellectual Journey  From the Empire to the Republic), Istanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2009, and “Bones of Contention: Corpse Traffic and Iranian-Ottoman Rivalry in Iraq,” Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 30,  3, (2010): 512-532. He received his Ph.D. from New York University, M.A. from the University of Ankara, and B.A. from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara.


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