Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Global Affairs

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Faculty members discuss current global issues including ISIS, the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, U.S.-Cuba relations and Eastern Europe. This 14th annual event is named in memory of History Professor Jules Tygiel, a noted expert on California history, labor history and baseball history. Free.
Science Building, Room 270
History Department, Jewish Studies Department, Faculty for Middle East and Islamic Studies
History Department
Event extras: 


  • David Selim Sayers (International Relations): Turkey, the PKK and the Islamic State
  • Fred Astren (Jewish Studies): ISIS and the Long View of History: It’s Not as Novel as the West Thinks
  • Maziar Behrooz (History): Iran Nuclear Deal: What is Next?
  • Anthony D’Agostino (History): The War Path in Eastern Europe
  • Jessica Elkind (History): The “Cuban Thaw”: Normalization and New Directions in U.S.-Cuban Relations
  • Charles Postel (History): Don’t Shoot
  • Jerald Combs (History): U.S. in 2015: An Overview
  • Maziar Behrooz (History), moderator

The program is followed by Q&A and audience participation.