UNT Professors Spending Summer In Turkey Despite Attacks

Wed, Jun 29, 2016 - 6:14pm

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Investigators in Turkey said the attacks at Ataturk International Airport are looking more and more like it was the work of ISIS.

Despite that possibility and the carnage seen there yesterday, a married couple who are professors at the University of North Texas said they feel safer in Turkey than in the United States.

James and Umut Thurman are spending the summer in Istanbul teaching as they do every year.

“Everyone is very upset about the tragedy and the innocent people killed, and a loss of a in a sense personal safety,” said James Thurman...

Geography professor gives his perspective on ISIS and Russia-Turkey dispute

Sat, Nov 28, 2015 - 9:49am

On possible rise of ISIS in India: The ‘lone wolf’ phenomena could happen just about anywhere in the world, so there is not much to add to this in the Indian context. But I do think that there are certain contexts that we should be mindful of in understanding implications for radical Islamist Ideas in India. First, a large number of Indian Muslims, devoid of employment opportunities in India in the organized sectors of the economy, have been working in the Middle East for the past several decades. While living and providing labor in countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and many others, they have come in contact with...