Aleksandar Sopov, PhD candidate in the joint program of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the History Department, helped save Istanbul green spaces, but has broader hopes. "I had to save them," he says. “When those public places are erased, it moves people into arenas where demagoguery can take place." Read more of his story in the Harvard Gazette.
İpek Kocaomer Yosmaoğlu Assistant Professor, History, Northwestern University
İpek Yosmaoğlu (Ph.D. Princeton, 2005) is an historian of the late Ottoman Empire. She taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton before joining the history department at Northwestern in 2010. Her research interests include nationalism, violence, political legitimacy and state modernization. She has completed a book entitled Blood Ties:...
Jocelyne Cesari Chair of Religion and Politics, University of Birmingham, UK; Senior research fellow, Georgetown University’s Berkley Center on Religion, Peace and World Affairs; Visiting Professor of Religion and Politics and Associate, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program, director, interfaculty program Islam in the West, Harvard University... Read more about What is Islamic in the Islamic State?