Seda Altuğ, Boğaziçi University, Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History, Assistant Professor Zeynep Gambetti, Boğaziçi University, Political Science & International Relations, Emeritus Professor Berivan Tekdal, Boğaziçi University, Student Ömer Demir, Boğaziçi University, Student
Moderator:Dilan Okçuoğlu, Global Kurdish Studies, American University, Postdoctoral Fellow and Professorial Lecturer
Deni Hoxha is a senior in Adams House concentrating in economics and pursuing a concurrent AM degree in Middle Eastern studies. As a speaker in the “Destination: World – Student Tales from Beyond the Comfort Zone” event in October 2020, part of Worldwide Week at Harvard, Deni gave a PechaKucha-style PowerPoint presentation about his experiences on CMES Wintersession trips to Turkey (2018) and Tunisia (2019). Here is his talk, edited for the web.... Read more about Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Turkey and Tunisia
M'hamed Oualdi Professor of Modern History of the Maghrib, Sciences Po-Paris; and Principal Investigator of the European Reseach Council project "SlaveVoices" about slave testimonies in 19th century North Africa
Lisel Hintz Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
Discussant: Lenore G. Martin, Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Emmanuel College; Associate of both the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
During spring 2020, Gavin Moulton '20 worked in Harvard's Fine Arts Library with the newly acquired Binney Collection of Orientalist Prints, a group of prints, drawings, lithographs, and other ephemera related to perceptions of the Ottomans in Western and Central Europe. Moulton, who has studied Turkish with Precepter Meryem Demir and Senior Preceptor...
On July 10, 2020, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed an order which would allow the disintegration of Hagia Sophia’s museum status and turn it back into a mosque. Read an analysis in the Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy at Harvard Kennedy School by CMES AM student and JMEPP...