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Middle East (Syria) and Turkey

June 21, 2013

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on the Middle East (Syria) and Turkey.

Germany
Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine
Middle East history, culture and politics
The Arab Awakening in historical perspective
Turkey

Jens Hanssen
Associate Professor
St.George Campus
Department of History
Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Office: 416-978-3143
jens.hanssen@utoronto.ca
Languages: German, Arabic, French, Turkish

Conflict Management and Resolution
Global Politics
Middle East

Janice Stein
Director
St.George Campus
Munk School of Global Affairs
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-946-8900, 416-946-8908
j.stein@utoronto.ca
Languages: French

Islam
Modern Middle East
Persian diaspora
Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
Professor
St.George Campus
University of Toronto Mississauga
Department of History
Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Office: 416-951-2495
Home: 416-767-2064
Cell: 416-951-2495
m.tavakoli@utoronto.ca
Languages: Persian, Urdu, Arabic

Adult education and public policy
Diaspora, immigrant and refugee women
Feminism, anti-racism pedagogy
Women in the Middle East
Women, war and violence

Shahrzad Mojab
Professor
St.George Campus
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Office: 416-978-0829
shahrzad.mojab@utoronto.ca
Languages: Farsi, Kurdish

Kurds in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey and diaspora
Mass media of the Middle East
Modern politics and culture of Iran, Iraq
Modern politics and culture of Turkey
Nationalism and social movements in the Middle East

Amir Hassanpour
Associate Professor (Ret.)
St.George Campus
Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Office: 416-946-5216, 416-9783306
Home: 416-929-4089
amir.hassanpour@utoronto.ca
Languages: Kurdish, Persian, French

International law
Middle East conflicts
NATO and strategic issues
Russia/post-Soviet states/ East Europe — politics
Strategic studies, conflict resolution

Aurel Braun
Professor
St.George Campus
Trinity College
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-946-8952, 905-828-3923
Home: 416-787-3702
Cell: 416 844 5367 or 617 233 8229
abraun@chass.utoronto.ca
Languages: French, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian

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