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Henner Fürtig Appointed to WOCMES Board

The World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies meets every four years, and the next Congress will take place in August 2014 in Ankara. The event is among the most important meetings of Middle East experts worldwide. As a board member, Henner Fürtig will help shape the organization’s activities in the coming four years.

Prof. Dr. Henner Fürtig has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES). The board plans the content and format of the Congress, which takes place every four years, and coordinates all activities in the intervening period. The next Congress will take place from 18 to 22 August in Ankara.

WOCMES facilitates exchange on topics related to the Middle East. Those invited to attend include academics, university students, and experts who study North Africa, the Middle East, and the Muslim states of Central Asia. The Congress is considered one of the most important meetings for experts on the area.

Henner Fürtig is the director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies and the acting vice president of the GIGA. His research interests include the reorganization of the regional order in the Middle East, political Islam, and the transformation of political systems.

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