The Time of Mute Swans: Remembering as a Cure for Global Political Plague


Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The WCFIA/CMES Middle East Seminar presents

Ece TemelkuranThe Time of Mute Swans
Turkish political commentator, journalist, and author

One of Turkey's best-known novelist and political commentators, Ece Temelkuran was a prominent investigative journalist before her controversial explorations of Kurdish and Armenian issues and her criticism of the current regime led to her dismissal. The author of the nonfictions works Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy and Deep Mountain: Across the Turkish-Armenian Divide, she has been a visiting fellow at Oxford and delivered the Freedom Lecture as a guest of Amnesty International and the Prince Claus Fund. In the United States, she has contributed op-eds and articles to the New York Times, the Guardians, Literary Hub, and Bookforum, and was a featured panelist a the 2017 Women in the World Summit. Her books have been published in nineteen countries. She lives in Istanbul and Zagreb. 

Contact: Liz Flanagan