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Professor Henri Barkey's essay "The Kurdish Awakening" is in the March/April 2019 edition of Foreign Affairs:

IR Senior Holly Gwydir '19 will share this year's Library prize for her paper A Study of Poverty in Tajikistan.

Next Teusday (December 11), Professor Barkey will be heading to Louisville to give a talk to the Louisville Comittee of Foreign Relations. He will be talking about curent issues in the Middle East. 


IR Department Lieberman Student Research Award


This program has several options to support student research:


  1. Presentation option – Direct research funding to support approved student participation in a conference, workshop or program where students present original International Relations research.  The Lieberman Student Research Award will reimburse a portion of or all of the student’s expenses for this purpose.


Professor Barkey interviewed on the October 16th episode of Background Briefing with Ian Masters

Professor Henri Barkey's article 

Why the Trump Administration and Turkey Don’t Win in Pastor Andrew Brunson’s Release

was published on October 12th in Time Magazine online.  You can read the article here:

Join IR & Professor Barkey for lunch to learn more about internships in IR.


Tuesday, 9/25 - 12:00 in MG 203 - IR Commons Room


Lunch provided, RSVP HERE.

Professor Grigoryan was among several members of the Lehigh Faculty honored at a reception on Monday in Linderman Library.  The reception was spotlighting the books published by faculty over the past year.  A collection of essays and speeches on Armenia-Turkish relations and the Karabagh conflict, by independent Armenia's first president, Levon Ter-Petrossian, which was edited by Professor Grigoryan was among the books recognized at the reception. 



"Armenia's Future, Relations with Turkey and the Karabagh Conflict" 

Grigoryan Barkey and Lule