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Contemporary Turkish Studies

Lent Term Events

Monday 19 January, 6:00-8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Yael Navaro-Yashin (Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'The Materiality of Sovereignty: the Re-Mapping of Place Names in Northern Cyprus'

Monday 26 January, 6:00-8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Kerem Oktem (Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Political Islam and Heterodoxy: The AKP, the Alevis and the Limits of Tolerance'

Monday 9 February, 6:00-8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Yilmaz Esmer (Professor, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'European Cultural Diversity and Turkey: An Outlier or a Complement?'

Friday 27 February, 6:00-8:00pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars (jointly with SOAS)
Erik-Jan Zürcher (Professor, International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam)
Chair: Dr. Benjamin Fortna
'Atatürk's Young Turk Years (1906 - 1919)'

Monday 2 March, 6:00-8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Ahmet Icduygu (Professor, Koc University, Istanbul)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'The Demography of Turkey's Kurds: Implications for an Ethnic Conflict'

Monday 9 March, 6:00-8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Mehmet Ogutcu (Senior Corporate Staff, British Gas Group)
Chair: Professor Sevket Pamuk
'Energy and Geopolitics: How should Turkey Position Itself'

Michaelmas Term Events


Monday 20 October 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Katerina Dalacoura (LSE, Department of International Relations)

'The Ideological Evolution of the AKP: the Impact of Political Inclusion and the Experience of Government'

Monday 3 November 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Benjamin Fortna (SOAS)

'Reading and Commodification in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic'

Monday 10 November 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Oktay Yenal (formerly of the World Bank and Bo
ğaziçi University, İstanbul)
'Turkish Economy Facing Another Crisis'

Monday 17 November 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm, J116, Cowdray House, LSE
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies Seminars
Sahin Alpay (Bahcesehir University)

'Two Faces of Democracy in Turkey'

Friday 28 November 2008, NAB204, New Academic Building
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies / Global Political Trends Center Conference
'State, Society and Democracy in Turkey in the Era of Globalisation since 1980'
Conference Programme (PDF)

Monday 8 December 2008, 6:00 - 8:00pm, NAB104, New Academic Building
LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies / Modern Turkish Studies SOAS
Caglar Keyder (Binghamton University and Bogazici University)

'Capital City Resurgent: Istanbul since the 1980s'

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