Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Udo Tuesday #3

Shush! It's UDO TUESDAY!

You remember Udo Tuesday, don't you? Udo Tuesday is that day of the week (usually a Tuesday) when we get depressed and think about death a lot and celebrate some guy named Udo. This time the Udo is (OF COURSE) Udo Steinbach. This Udo is what in German is actually called a Dr. phil.! For real!

Some almost unknown Udo facts (courtesy of an Udo fan site):

  • Professor Steinbach AKA Udo was the head of the Near East department of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP, 1971–74)
  • Udo was also director of the German Orient Institute / German Institute for Middle East Studies (1976–2006). 
  • Udo is now a honorary professor at the University of Hamburg and visiting professor at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS), University of Marburg (Germany).

U go, Udo!

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