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Upcoming Events

College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series  Graham Worthy, Ph.D.UCF Pegasus Professor, Provosts Distinguished Professor in the UCF Department of Biology Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.Tuscawilla Country Club1500 Winter Springs Blvd.,Winter Springs, FL 32708 The term “coastal” defines more…
Living Shoreline Stabilization Day  February 24, 2018Seminole Rest, Oak Hill9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Hurricane Irma battered our successful living shoreline at Seminole Rest Historic Site in Canaveral National Seashore. Seven boats and a lot of debris washed up on…
UCF Arboretum Meditation Series Come join us in the Arboretum Park for an introduction to the art of Qigong where you’ll practice meditation used for health and building awareness of how the body moves through space. Yoga mats are not…


Clayton Besaw, a PhD candidate in the Security Studies Program and a member of our Research Group, is starting a full-time position as a Political Event Forecaster in One Earth Future based in Denver. Before he embarks on his car journey from Orlando to Denver, we have caught with Clayton to talk about his journey at UCF.

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The Best Article Award in Kurdish Political Studies.

This award recognizes the best article in Kurdish Political Studies by a rising scholar during the previous calendar year. In this year’s competition, social science and humanities articles published in English language peer-reviewed journals in 2016 were considered.


The First Prize Winner

Kelda Jamison, “Hefty dictionaries in incomprehensible tongues: commensurating code and language community in Turkey,” Anthropological Quarterly 89 (2016): 31-62.


Honorable Mentions

Erlend Paasche, “The role of corruption in reintegration: experiences of Iraqi Kurds upon return from Europe,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 42 (2016): 1076-93.

Metin Yüksel, “On the borders of the Turkish and Iranian nation-States: The story of Ferzende and Besra,” Middle Eastern Studies 52 (2016): 656-76.


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