Turkish Studies

Past Events

The Keyman Program has hosted or co-hosted conferences, prestigious speakers, and more. Some highlights include:

Past Events

Wednesdays@PAS: On Juridical Colonialism: International Law and the Ottoman Scramble for Africa
Wednesday,  May 10, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:15 PM   | 620 Library Place

A Picture of Health: Visualizing Care in Late Ottoman Istanbul - Zeynep Devrim Gürsel
Thursday,  May 4, 2017,  12:00 PM - 12:45 PM   | Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center

Istanbul Kültür University Choir
Tuesday,  April 25, 2017,  5:30 PM - 7:30 PM   | Harris Hall

2 Short Films by Turkish-German Director Ilker Çatak + Conversation with Professors Anna Parkinson & Emrah Yıldız
Monday,  April 10, 2017,  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM   | Annie May Swift Hall

Turkish-German Filmmaker Ilker Çatak in Conversation with MENA Faculty Member Emrah Yıldız
Monday,  April 10, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | Kresge Hall

New Media, Citizen Journalism and Politics
Thursday,  April 6, 2017,  4:00 PM - 5:30 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

An unhappy marriage of neoliberalism and neo-mercantilism: Political economy of Turkey in a double bind
Wednesday,  March 1, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

MENA Monday: Wrong Emotions for the Holocaust — Esra Özyürek
Monday,  February 13, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | Kresge Hall

The Turkey/Syria Border as a Palimpsest of Sovereignty
Friday,  February 10, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Building in Urgency: Infrastructures and Law in an Authoritarian Turkey
Friday,  February 3, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Esra Sarioglu: New Women and Gender Politics in Turkey
Wednesday,  January 25, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Marina Henke: US-Turkish Bargaining Failure Over Iraq in 2003 and the Impact of Social Embeddedness as a Bargaining Tool
Wednesday,  November 30, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

The Turkey/Syria Border as a Palimpsest of Sovereignty
Friday,  November 11, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Kurdish Politics Conference
Wednesday,  November 2, 2016,  (All Day)   | Scott Hall

Regime-Building in the Face of Diversity
Friday,  October 28, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

MENA Monday Night at Evanston Public Library. Amberin Zaman. “What is Happening in Turkey? A Discussion with Journalist Amberin Zaman”
Monday,  October 24, 2016,  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

MENA Monday. Amberin Zaman. “Turkish Media and the State”
Monday,  October 24, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | University Hall

MENA Monday. New Directions: Lerna Ekmekcioglu, Recovering Armenia: Limits of Belonging in Post-Genocide Turkey
Monday,  May 23, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | University Hall

MENA Monday. Kabir Tambar: Truth-telling and the Critique of Violence
Monday,  May 16, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | University Hall

Ali Yaycioglu: Wealth, Power and Death in the Ottoman Empire
Monday,  May 9, 2016,  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Monday Monday. Gul Ozyegin: Rethinking Patriarchy through Unpatriarchal Male Desires
Monday,  April 4, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | University Hall

MENA Monday. Discussion with Kutlug Ataman, Turkish filmmaker.
Monday,  February 29, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | University Hall

Film - Kuzu (The Lamb)
Friday,  February 26, 2016,  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   | Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh

Film - Lola + Bilidikid
Thursday,  February 25, 2016,  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   | Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh

Colloquium: Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Northwestern University
Thursday,  January 28, 2016,  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   | Parkes Hall

MENA Monday. Ozge Samanci: Dare to Disappoint
Monday,  January 25, 2016,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | University Hall

CHSS and Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program Meeting with Berna Turam
Friday,  January 22, 2016,  3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

The United States Refugee Resettlement Program: A Global Model for Successful Humanitarian Response?
Thursday,  December 3, 2015,  6:00 PM - 9:00 PM   | Segal Visitors Center

Visting Artist Lecture: Aslı Çavuşoğlu
Monday,  November 16, 2015,  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM   | 640 Lincoln Street

MENA Mondays. Keyman Turkish Studies. Governing Islam Abroad. Speaker: Ben Bruce
Monday,  November 9, 2015,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | University Hall

Symposium: From Temporary Protection to Permanent Settlement: Challenges to the Integration of Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Monday,  November 9, 2015,  9:00 AM - 2:30 PM   | Scott Hall

Denial and Memory 100 Years after the Armenian Genocide
Friday,  November 6, 2015,  10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   | Harris Hall

MENA Grad: The MENA Refugee Crisis: Implications for Turkey and Europe
Monday,  November 2, 2015,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | University Hall

Freedom of the Press in Turkey: Reflections of a Democracy in Transition
Friday,  October 23, 2015,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

MENA Mondays. New Directions in MENA. Keyman Modern Turkish Studies. Speaker: Banu Bargu, Associate Professor of Politics, The New School
Monday,  October 12, 2015,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | University Hall