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Michael Danti on the Illegal Antiquity Trade Fuelling Global Terrorism

March 23, 2017
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies is pleased to present Dr. Michael Danti, the Academic Director of the American Schools of Oriental Research Cultural Heritage Initiatives, for a seminar entitled: "The Finance of Global Terrorism Through Cultural Theft in Syria and Northern Iraq"

Date: March 23, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm

SFU Burnaby, Saywell Hall 9152

The event is free, but seating is limited. To reserve your seat please RSVP: hscomm@sfu.ca

Dr. Michael Danti is an archaeologist with over 25 years experience directing archaeological programs in Syria, Iraq, and Iran. He has authored numerous works on the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East as well as cultural heritage management and cultural property protection. He currently serves as Academic Director of the American Schools of Oriental Research Cultural Heritage Initiatives (CHI) established through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State in 2014. Danti also directs the Rowanduz Archaeological Program (RAP) in Iraqi Kurdistan, which includes archaeological excavations, surveys, and preservation initiatives in the Zagros Mountains of northeastern Erbil Province. RAP’s primary objectives are to document and preserve cultural resources in this virtually unexplored region along the Iraq-Iran border. Danti was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2011 and serves as a Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. (Bio courtesy of ASOR)