The Turkish Party System and Political Islam: A Challenge to the Inclusion-Moderation Hypothesis?
A public lecture by Michele Penner Angrist, Union College
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Michele Penner Angrist is Associate Professor of Political Science at Union College in Schenectady, NY, where she teaches courses in international, comparative, and Middle East politics. The daughter of a Foreign Service officer, she grew up primarily in North Africa and the Middle East. Her research interests in general are democratization, regime change, and Middle East studies. She is author of Party Building in the Modern Middle East (2006) and co-editor of Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Regimes and Resistance (2005).
This lecture is part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and conducted in conjunction with a graduate seminar on Islam and Political Regimes taught by Leonard Binder, Professor of Political Science. Each week the colloquium will consider the political regime in one Muslim country, focusing on state policy and the political forces associated with Islamic interests, organizations, and movements. The lectures will be open to the University community and will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm.