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Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Recent Iraqi Developments, Military-NGO Relations

Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Recent Iraqi Developments, Military-NGO RelationsAssociate Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti appeared on Los Angeles based KPFK’s “Radio Uprising” program on Wednesday, April 15, to discuss the latest developments in Iraq and the region. Al-Tikriti has now appeared on this program, hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar, at least three times in the past two years.
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Nabil Al-Tikriti Presents Paper on Ottoman Scholar Kâtip Çelebi

Nabil Al-Tikriti Presents Paper on Ottoman Scholar Kâtip ÇelebiNabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history and American studies,  delivered a paper, “An Ottoman View of World History: Kâtip Çelebi’s Takvîmü’t-Tevârîh,” to the 1st International Kâtip Çelebi Research Symposium on  Friday, March 28. This symposium was organized by Izmir Kâtip Çelebi University (established 2010) in Izmir, Turkey. This was an invited presentation.
In this paper,  Al-Tikriti provided […] Continue reading

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Nabil Al-Tikriti Facilitates Debate on Forced Migration

Nabil Al-Tikriti Facilitates Debate on Forced MigrationNabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history and American studies, participated in the annual Field Associative Debate (FAD) for MSF staff serving in Athens, Greece, on March 7. Al-Tikriti is board member of the United States section of  MSF/Doctors Without Borders.
The Athens team debated on issues connected to forced migration in the Mediterranean and Balkans regions — […] Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Publishes Article on 16th Century Captives

Al-Tikriti Publishes Article on 16th Century Captives
The Turkish History Foundation [TTK: Türk Tarih Kurumu], recently published the conference proceedings from the “International Piri Reis and Turkish Maritime History Symposium” [“Uluslararası Piri Reis ve Türk Denizcilik Tarihi Sempozyumu”], which Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti participated in at Istanbul in September, 2013. The title of this peer-reviewed volume is Findings in […] Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Writes Book Chapter

Al-Tikriti Writes Book ChapterNabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history, recently published a chapter in an edited volume entitled “Hall Ishkal al-Afkar: An Ottoman Royal’s Shari’a Argument For Imperial Control Over Sea Ghazi Plunder.”
This segment of an edited volume originated as a chapter in Al-Tikriti’s dissertation, and was then expanded and refined for a presentation for the “La Frontiere […] Continue reading

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Nabil Al-Tikriti Presents Paper on Ottoman Cultural History

Nabil Al-Tikriti Presents Paper on Ottoman Cultural HistoryOn Nov. 23, 2014, Associate Professor of Middle Eastern History Nabil Al-Tikriti presented a paper at the 2014 Middle East Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C. The paper, entitled  “Greatness Denied: Firdevsi-yi Rumi on the Cusp of Ottoman Sunnism,” was part of an Ottoman History panel, entitled “The Sunnification of the Ottoman Ideology and Polity, […] Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Lectures on Ottoman Intellectual and Maritime History

Al-Tikriti Lectures on Ottoman Intellectual and Maritime HistoryOn Nov. 14, Associate Professor of Middle East History Nabil Al-Tikriti presented a lecture entitled “Ottoman and Safavid Religious Identities of the 16th Century” to the Philosophy Department at Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas. In the course of this lecture, Al-Tikriti outlined the effects of the Safavid rise to power on religious identities […] Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Discusses Military-NGO Relations and Recent Middle Eastern Developments

Al-Tikriti Discusses Military-NGO Relations and Recent Middle Eastern DevelopmentsIn this past month, Associate Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti discussed both military-NGO relations and contemporary Middle East politics at three public forums, each invited appearances.
On Oct. 6, in his capacity as a member of the MSF/Doctors Without Borders USA Board of Directors, Al-Tikriti addressed U.S. Army staff at Missouri’s Fort Leonard […] Continue reading

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Al-Tikriti Discusses Humanitarian Affairs, ISIS and Islamophobia

Al-Tikriti Discusses Humanitarian Affairs, ISIS and IslamophobiaOver the course of two Rappahannock Rotary Club morning meetings, Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti discussed current humanitarian challenges, the rise and spread of the “Islamic State” (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria, and related issues concerning American and European fears concerning Muslims in their home societies.
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Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Obama Speech on Iraq/Syria on KPFK Radio Station

Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Obama Speech on Iraq/Syria on KPFK Radio StationOn Thursday, September 11, 2014, Associate Professor of History and American Studies Nabil Al-Tikriti appeared on Los Angeles-based KPFK’s “Radio Uprising” program to discuss President Obama’s speech the previous evening concerning the latest developments in Iraq and Syria. Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar, Al-Tikriti was also joined by Marjorie Cohn, professor at the Thomas Jefferson School […] Continue reading

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