Great Cities of the World: Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East

Great Cities of the World: Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East

  Dr. Monika Ghattas, CFIS-AIA December 3, 2017 Few cities in the world evoke such vivid imagery as Beirut.  This is a city often compared to Paris for its joie de vivre and indomitable spirit.  Travel and Leisure recently ranked it as one of the world’s best...
Ancient Indian Architecture

Ancient Indian Architecture

Sanjay Kadu & Sajini Badrinarayan, Dekker/Perich/Sabatini November 12, 2017 The Indian culture, often defined by its willingness to adapt and accept, has evolved through centuries and is reflected in the county’s architecture. The advent of Buddhism in India...
Turkey: A Perpetual State of Emergency

Turkey: A Perpetual State of Emergency

Dr. Mostafa Minawi, Cornell University October 22, 2017 Since the summer of 2015, Turkey has gone from being an economically stable multi-party parliamentary democracy with a hopeful future and growing economy, to a country in a perpetual state of emergency. This...
Turkey: Identity and Belonging

Turkey: Identity and Belonging

Dr. Roberta Micallef, Boston University September 29, 2017 In its 93 years as a Republic Turkey has suffered from three coup d’etats and most recently an attempted coup which are indications of social, cultural and economic distress. Micallef will talk about the...