Dr. Eissenstat continues work on the Middle East
Over the course of summer, Assistant Professor of Middle East History, Howard Eissenstat, was kept busy keeping up with rapidly changing events in the Middle East. He gave two presentations on contemporary Iran and its regional role for U.S. military officers at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM). Eissenstat was quoted by the Los Angeles Times on Turkish protests and wrote an op-ed that was published by USA Today. His policy paper on the repercussions of the Gezi protests in Turkey was published by the Project on Middle East Democracy and a longer, analytical article was published this month by the Christian Century. In addition, Dr. Eissenstat has continued to work as a Turkey Country Specialist for Amnesty International – USA. His blogs, both on AI-USA’s main site and on the website he maintains for Amnesty on Turkish human rights, received hundreds of thousands of views over the course of the crisis in Turkey.