Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Global Affairs

Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Faculty members discuss current global issues including U.S.-Middle East relations, Donald Trump, American populism and U.S. trade policies. This 15th annual event is named in memory of SF State 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: 


  • Fred Astren (Jewish Studies: “Thinking about Collapsed Empires and Power Vacuums: Lessons from the Longue Durée (‘Long Duration’)”
  • Maziar Behrooz (History): “Mr. Obama and Hot Spots in the Middle East”
  • Anthony D’Agostino (History): “Putin’s Soft Power”
  • Scott Siegel (International Relations): “The Globalization of Trump-ism”
  • Amy Skonieczny (International Relations): “American Populism and U.S. Trade Policies”
  • Jerald Combs (History): discussant
  • Maziar Behrooz (History): moderator

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