The Politics of ‘Enemies within’: Collusion, Subversion and Loyalty Signaling by Religious Groups in Erdogan’s Turkey


Thursday, November 4, 2021, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Online (Zoom registration below)

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Kristin FabbeKristin Fabbe
Jakurski Family Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

Discussant: Andrew O'Donohue, PhD candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University

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Kristin Fabbe is a Jakurski Family associate professor in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit at Harvard Business School. Her primary expertise is in comparative politics, with a regional focus on the greater Mediterranean region. Her first book, Disciples of the State: Religion and State-Building in the Former Ottoman World (Cambridge University Press, 2019) examines the role of religious elites, institutions, and attachments in state-building and modernization initiatives in Greece, Turkey, and Egypt.

She is currently researching a second major project on social cohesion and crises, particularly economic shocks, severe austerity measures, and large demographic changes.  In other work, Kristin uses surveys and qualitative methods to examine legacies of violence, post-conflict reconciliation, refugees and forced-migration, secularization, democratic durability and state-business relations. She has conducted fieldwork in Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Cyprus.

Co-sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan