Co-Curricular Events and Reading for Friday, Oct. 3

Here is the reading we’ll look at in class on Friday: “Whither the Egyptian Economy.”

This article was written in the early 1990’s and looks back at the effects of Nasser’s socialist policies and Anwar Sadat’s Infitah policies. As you read it, think about how David Dollar and Robert Wade might view the role of trade liberalization in the evolution of Egypt’s economy.

Also, here are some co-curricular events coming up through October 10.

CULF Events, September 29-October 10, 2014

Please see blackboard for more detailed descriptions and instructions.

Middle Eastern Film Series

Wednesday, October 1, 6pm, Moody 126, followed by faculty-led discussion

My Grandfather’s People (Dir. Çagan Irmak,Turkey 2011).

Focusing on questions of identity and multiculturalism, this critically nostalgic period film takes the long view of Turkey in the twentieth century, from the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire at the Treaty of Lausanne in 1922 to the military coup d’état of 1980. 123 minutes.


CFR Conference Call

Thursday, October 9, 11:00- 12:00pm, Lucas room, RAGS 301

“The U.S.- India Relationship” with Speaker Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, council on Foreign Relations

Space is limited, Please RSVP to or 512-233-1678

Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT

“Net Assessment as a Basis for U.S. Grand Strategy”

Monday, October 6th from 12:15-1:30pm in Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 3.124.

Lunchtime talk with Mr. Adam Lovinger, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and strategist in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment (ONA).

For further information please consult the website:

The Institute for Historical Studies, UT

“Crimes of the Germany Amy in Eastern Europe,” by Geoffrey Megargee, Senior Historian, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Wed, October 8, 2014 • 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM • GAR 0.102 Auditorium

Geoffrey Megargee is now a Senior Applied Research Scholar with the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where his primary role is to serve as the General Editor for the Museum’s Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945.

The film highlights events that took place before the scope of CULF 3330.  However, it might serve as an excellent extra credit opportunity and a chance for students to reflect upon current conflicts and the importance of intercultural communication.

“In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking” – Film Screening :

Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m., Main Building, Maloney Room

This video examines the efforts of St. Francis and Sultan Malek al-Kamil on behalf of peace in order to help us negotiate interreligious misunderstanding and hostility and other difficult encounters between conflicting peoples.

This film is part of the St. Francis of Assisi Festivities and is sponsored by Campus Ministry.

Info: James J Puglisi, 512-233-1693

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