Instructor: Kathleen Sutherland
No image available Biography: Kathleen Sutherland Is Associate Professor Emerita of Political Science and Women's Studies at BGSU In Ohio. Her PhD from Indiana University is in Middle East Studies and Political Science. She is President of the World Affairs Council of Maine. She was docent to OLLI trips to Turkey and Egypt.

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The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and longest-living empires in modern history, going back to its founding around 1307 and lasting to 1919, with its apogee under Suleiman the Magnificent (1520 to 1566). We explore the factors of its success and ultimate downfall: the unifying factor of Islam, but also tolerance of diverse ethnic and religious groups. We will delve into the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the empire to provide an understanding of modern Middle East history.


September 12, 2017 to October 31, 2017, Wishcamper Center (3 seats (7%) remaining)