Professor Pandya, California State University, specializes in women, religion, and globalization. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Near Eastern Studies/Arabic, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from U.C.
On Thursday, Nov 2, 2017, the Atlantic Institute invited community leaders and members to join a program to discuss Turkey's swift drift into dictatorship in the last couple of years with Sevgi Akarcesme, a Turkish journalist in exile.