Turkey

2019 Oct 17

‘Erdogan’s Empire’: continuity and ‘revolution’ in Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East?

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

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

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Soner CagaptaySoner Cagaptay
Director, Turkish Research Program, Beyer Family Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; author: 'Erdogan's Empire': Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, www.erdogansempire.com... Read more about ‘Erdogan’s Empire’: continuity and ‘revolution’ in Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East?

2019 May 09

Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents a Crimean Tatar Studies Lecture Series with

Crimean Tatars

Brian Glyn Williams
Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Huseyin Oylupinar
Turkish-Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar Studies Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hanna Abakunova
Mihaychuk Research Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

This panel will be followed by the screening of the docudrama Haytarma (2013): https://bit.ly/2LkgZhk at CMES.... Read more about Persecution and Persistence: 75th Anniversary of the Deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Historical Context

2019 Apr 16

Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Tuna Şare Ağtürkembracing emperors, Nicomedia
Hilles Bush Fellow, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study, Harvard University; Associate Professor, Classical Archaeology and Art History, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey... Read more about Urban Archaeology and Classical Heritage in Turkey: Uncovering the lost Roman capital city of Nicomedia

2019 Apr 29

Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Soli ÖzelAysen CandasSoli Ozel
Professor of International Relations, Kadir Has University, Istanbul; columnist for Habertürk daily newspaper

Ayşen Candaş
Rice Faculty Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor, Yale MacMillan Center, Council on Middle Eastern Studies, Yale University; Associate Professor of Political Science, Bogazici University, Istanbul... Read more about Patrimonial Empire-Building and the case of Authoritarian Turkey

2019 Apr 09

Flowers, Tough Guys, and TOMAs: Police Masculinities and Political Transition in Turkey

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents

Betül EkşiBetul Eksi
Robert G. James Scholar Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study; Postdoctoral Research Associate, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University... Read more about Flowers, Tough Guys, and TOMAs: Police Masculinities and Political Transition in Turkey

2019 Mar 13

Rethinking Recruited Children: Body Politics of the Devshirme System in the Ottoman Empire

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Sohbet-i Osmani Lecture Series presents

Gulay YilmazGulay Yilmaz
Visiting Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; Associate Professor of Ottoman History, Department of History, Akdeniz University... Read more about Rethinking Recruited Children: Body Politics of the Devshirme System in the Ottoman Empire

2019 Mar 12

DATE CHANGE: Just Don't Know What To Do With Turkish-American Relations

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School of Govt, Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Soli ÖzelSoli Ozel
Tom and Andi Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, Schell Center, Yale Law School; Lecturer, Political Science Department and International Relations Department, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

Please note: this Middle East Seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
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Byzantine Studies Initiative

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Byzantine Studies Research Center (BSRC) at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul have been awarded a three-year research grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a joint initiative providing enhanced and extended opportunities for teaching and research on the Byzantine Empire, placed in the larger context of the medieval Eastern Mediterranean world, with a strong focus on cross-cultural contacts and comparative perspectives.

One of the primary goals of the collaboration is to contribute to the development of the newly...

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2019 Feb 21

The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, Rm S250, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Asia Center Seminar Series, CMES, and the Department of Comparative Literature present a panel on the politics of literary language with

Shaden Tageldin, University of Minnesota
Nergis Ertürk, Pennsylvania State University
Fallou Ngom, Boston University
Henk Maier, University of California Riverside, Emeritus... Read more about The Transregional Politics of Literary Language: Comparative Work across African and Asian Contexts

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