About the Keyman Program
The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program was founded in 2005 at Northwestern University’s Buffett Institute for Global Studies. The Program promotes intellectual dialogue and scholarship to provide a deeper, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding of contemporary Turkey in connection with global social processes, problems or conflicts.
The program organizes seminars and conferences on critical issues; funds research by Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; offers Postdoctoral Fellowship, Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar programs; supports undergraduate teaching on topics related to Turkey; facilitates study abroad and exchange programs in Turkey; and funds the university library’s acquisitions in the area of modern Turkish Studies. Additionally, the Buffett Institute provides the Program with important connections to a broad pool of global experts and practitioners on a range of topics.