Dr. Powell has served as a professor in the Seattle University School of Law since 2005. Much of his scholarship and other professional endeavors have been globally oriented. He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Extensively published and currently writing a book on Turkish secularism, his main area of interest as a teacher and scholar is Comparative Religious Jurisprudence. He reads and speaks a number of languages including Turkish and Farsi. Dr. Powell holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Harvard College, a Juris Doctor from University of Virginia School of Law, a Master of Arts in Social Philosophy from Loyola University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Washington.
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