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The Middle East After the American Election: Will Anything Change?

Starts:
6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Ends:
8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Location:
Elits Conference Room, 154 Bay State Road 2nd floor
URL:
http://www.facebook.com/events/440666942635199/
Contact Name:
Lisa Kelley
Join ASIABU for a Tea Talk with Stephen Kinzer, award-winning foreign correspondent and Visiting Professor in the International Relations Department, for a discussion of the impact of the U.S. Presidential election results on the Middle East. Light refreshments will be provided. Please click "Going" on Facebook or RSVP to asiabu@bu.edu if attending. About the Speaker: Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who worked for the New York Times for over 20 years. He has reported from more than 50 countries on five continents. During the late 1990s, Mr. Kinzer was the first New York Times bureau chief in Istanbul. He travelled widely in Turkey and in the new nations of the Caucasus and Central Asia, from Azerbaijan to Uzbekistan, publishing a book based on his experiences: Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds. In 1997 Mr. Kinzer traveled to Iran to cover the election in which the reform minded Mohammad Khatami was chosen president. His continued interest in Iran led him to write his best-selling book, All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror. Another of Kinzer’s books, Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, tells the story of how the CIA overthrew the Iranian government in 1953, tracing the long-term effects of that operation.