In the fall of 2013 I moderated a panel on mainstream media perceptions of the Middle East. The panelists included some of our international students, including my former student Bihter Uykan. The unrest in Bihter's home country of Turkey and how American media covered it was the catalyst for this panel. Bihter worked closely with me to finalize a lot of the planning for the event. I love working with our international students and we will be doing another panel on international student perceptions of America before arriving here in the spring.