LECTURE on US POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST by PROF.TAHIR SHAD
Invitation to lecture on
US POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST
Prof. Tahir Shad
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11:00
Seminar Hall, Institute of Middle East Studies
An expert in Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Affairs, Tahir I. Shad has played an integral role in developing global education at Washington College, Chestertown, MD. As Director of the International Studies program between 1990 and 2011, and Associate Dean between 1995 and 1999, Shad introduced several innovative curricular initiatives, including global education, a Study Abroad requirement for certain majors and several regional concentrations (African Studies, Asian Studies, European Studies, Latin American Studies and Near Eastern Studies).
Professor Shad, the founding director of the International Studies Program and an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College, currently serves as faculty advisor for the African and Near Eastern Studies concentrations. As director of the Program in Islamic, Turkish and Near Eastern Studies: Institute for Religion, Politics and Culture, Shad hosted the former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, in October 2011. Most recently, he organized a conference for students and faculty on the Arab Spring in Paris, France, and developed faculty linkages with Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. He also serves as a mentor to students learning Arabic and pursuing study abroad opportunities in Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Turkey and South Africa