News - 2020
Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studi
Lecturer in Hebrew Philip Zhakevich’s new book, Scribal Tools in Anci
İ. Metin Kunt, an alumnus of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, passed away on December 3, 2020. Kunt, who specialized in Ottoman History, taught at a number of institutions, including Sabancı University, Boğaziçi University, and Cambridge University.
Lecturer in Hebrew Philip Zhakevich was awarded the 2020 Wil
Baki Tezcan, who earned his Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies in 2001, is President-elect of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA).
NES concentrator Haeley Ahn ’21 has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. “The Phi Beta Kappa Society [was] founded in 1776 and [is] the oldest of all national honorary scholastic societies…. Election to [the Princeton] chapter is based on scholastic standing and is open to candidates for the A.B. and B.S.E.