This regular summary features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty and staff in regional, national and international media.
Associate professor of history Howard Eissenstat, whose recent work focuses on contemporary Turkish domestic and foreign policy, commented on the detention of Egyptian scholar Alia Mossallam and called for her immediate release in an article published by Middle East Media, Middle East Eye Monday July 12.
On Wednesday May 7, Eissenstat was quoted by the Finnish media MTV Uutiset and weighed in on how the Gülen movement has failed to assume its role in human rights issues and Turkey’s prosecution of dissidents abroad.
Eissenstat’s research focuses on nationalism and Islam in the 19th century Ottoman Empire as well as the history of the Turkish Republic. His recent work has increasingly focused on contemporary Turkish domestic and foreign policy, particularly rule of law issues, minority rights and the reshaping of political culture under the Justice and Development Party. (AKP). In addition to his traditional academic work, Eissenstat has been Turkey Specialist for Amnesty International-USA for more than a decade. He has lectured at the Foreign Service Institute of the United States Department of State, the United States Army and the Foreign Service Institute of Canada, has also testified before the Canadian Senate and offered briefings. to Congress committees.