Katherine E. Fleming, NYU Provost

Dominic Brewer, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean of the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation

Cordially invite you to the

Jacob K. Javits
Visiting Professorship Lecture

Selcuk SirinSyrian Refugee Children:
Food and Shelter is Not the Answer


Selçuk R. Şirin
Associate Professor of Applied Psychology
NYU Steinhardt

Monday, November 14, 2016
5:30 pm

Lipton Hall
108 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003 (Map)
Reception following the lecture

About Selçuk R. Şirin:
Selçuk R. Şirin, PhD, studies the lives of marginalized children and ways to increase professionals’ ability to better serve their needs. He is the recipient of Teaching Excellence Awards from Boston College and New York University, the Young Scholar Award from the Foundation for Child Development for his work on immigrant children, and the Review of Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) given in recognition of an outstanding article published in education. He currently serves on the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children. Selçuk R. Şirin is a columnist @Hurriyet, the most widely read Turkish newspaper, and he is the author of multiple articles and books in both English and Turkish including Turkey at the Crossroad: Freedom or Misery (2015) and Muslim American Youth (2008).

About the Professorship:
The Jacob K. Javits Visiting Professorship at NYU was established in 2008 with generous support from The Marian B. and Jacob K. Javits Foundation and its President and Chief Executive Officer, Marian B. Javits. The Professorship honors the memory and accomplishments of the four-term US Republican Senator from New York, the late Honorable Jacob K. Javits, an alumnus of the NYU School of Law, and perpetuates the values and intellectual integrity for which he stood. The Visiting Professorship is awarded to a distinguished individual -- an academic, lawyer, policymaker, journalist, historian, philosopher, or former elected official -- whose work focuses on an issue close to the Senator's interests. These areas include: health, civil rights, labor, foreign policy, rights of individuals with disabilities, education, and fairness in employment and economic security for working Americans.

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