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MES presents: Security in the Middle East and North Africa: 2011 Student Research Showcase

Strasser Commons (Second Floor, Eggers Hall)

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The students from PSC/MES 300: Security in the Middle East invite fellow students, faculty members, and the Syracuse University community to attend their year end research showcase. Students will give poster presentations that address a variety of security issues in the Middle East, including war, human security, and concerns over natural resources. Come join us for half an hour, an entire session, or attend the whole program! Session One: 12-12:50 Matt Berit, Saleh’s Northern Flank: The Houthi Rebels and Yemeni Instability Amanda Claypool, The Evolution of Suicide Terrorism in the Middle East Dan Foley, The Impact of the Cold War on Syria, 1950-1970 Aron Hoffmann-Marton, Media in the Middle East Grant Margolin and Matt Scott, Examining the Nature of Asymmetric Threats in Israel Paul Paliga, The Iran-Hizbullah Connection: From the Drifting Dunes, a Rock Revealed. Courtney Smith, Will We Ever Win in Iraq?   Session Two: 1-1:50 Andrew Bissett and Chris Jennison, The Unseen Side of Suicide Bombings Erin Elzo and Kelsey Wiemer, Silenced Women: The Sex Trade in Iran Christina Levin, Beyond the Veil: Muslim Women Facing Complex Challenges Based on Socio-Geographic Niches Matthew Losee, Water in Syria: Interstate, National, or Individual Security? Marie Morrow, The Special Case of Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia Jonathan Polo, Collapse   Session Three: 2-2:50 Azzah Ahmed, Education in Israel and Palestine James Hallas II, Bin Laden in Cartoons Stephanie Herring, Hamas: Proving its Legitimacy in the Developing World Jessica Joo and Joe O’Donnell, Against the Odds: Israel’s Transition from Ruin to Rise Matt Karrenbauer, An Analysis of COIN Doctrine in Mitigating the Mahdi Army Dylan Lustig and Stephen Sydor, Failed Democracy in Lebanon Cheline Schroeder, Security Concerns and Morocco’s Children   Session Four: 3-3:50 Weiyu Chen, Tehran Declaration: Turkish-Iran Relations and their Implications for the U.S. Griff Graves, Civil Military Relations in the Six Day War: The War Within a War Catherine Schur, Children of the Stones: The Making of Child Martyrs in the Palestinian Territories Emily Tarbell, Yemen: Thirsty for Help Ben Wallace, The Effect of Saudi Dollars on Global Terrorism Jordan Whitaker, Pyramid Power: How Mubarak’s Tyranny Marked 30 Years Mariah Zarychta and Terry Muiru, Cult of Personality in the Middle East: Focused on Tunisia Light Refreshments will be served throughout the event Organized by: Michael Makara Assistant Director, Middle East Studies Program Special thanks to: Juanita Horan, Moynihan Institute Esra Issever Ekinci, Political Science Dept.


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