Turkish Studies

Past Events

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

Past Events

Ismail Besikci and Wendy Pearlman: Kurds’ Right to Self-Determination and the International Political Order
Wednesday,  November 28, 2018,  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM   | Harris Hall

Distant Constellation (2017)
Friday,  November 9, 2018,  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM   | Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh

Education in Turkey
Friday,  October 19, 2018,  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   | Scott Hall

Education in Turkey
Thursday,  October 18, 2018,  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM   | 600 Haven St

Symposium: Rethinking the 'Muslim World': Concepts, History, Law, Politics
Thursday,  June 7, 2018,  (All Day)   | John Evans Center

"Nazım Hikmet and the Prose of Communism" (Nergis Ertürk, Penn State University)
Thursday,  May 10, 2018,  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM   | Kresge Hall

Peace Journalism As An Alternative To Conventional Journalism And A New Feminist Ethics
Wednesday,  May 9, 2018,  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Between the Ottoman Empire and Italy: The Jews of Rhodes 1880-1936
Thursday,  April 26, 2018,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | Harris Hall

Political Spectacles and Emotional Mobilization in Turkey — Senem Aslan
Monday,  April 16, 2018,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | Kresge Hall

A Merciful State? Political Amnesties in Turkey
Friday,  April 13, 2018,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Artist Talk: Işıl Eğrikavuk
Friday,  March 9, 2018,  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM   | Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh

Local Politics in Turkey: Finding a Space to "Act For" Women
Friday,  March 9, 2018,  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

Sociology Colloquium: Sinan Erensu, Northwestern University
Thursday,  March 8, 2018,  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   | Parkes Hall

Elif Batuman reads from her novel The Idiot (MENA Monday Night at the Evanston Public Library)
Monday,  February 26, 2018,  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  

Traversing Boundaries between the Public and the Private: The Case of Female Mukhtars in Turkey — Senem Yıldırım
Monday,  February 12, 2018,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | Kresge Hall

The Art of Forgetting: Intimacy and Erasure in German and Turkish Art Histories - Banu Karaca, Mercator-IPC Fellow; Sabanci University, Istanbul
Wednesday,  November 15, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:45 PM   | Kresge Hall

Levent Köker: Constitutionalism, Nation-State, and the Challenges of Diversity - The Case of Turkey
Thursday,  November 9, 2017,  12:30 PM - 2:00 PM   | 1902 Sheridan Road

MENA Monday: "Trauma" and "Victimization" in Life Narratives of Kurdish Youth in Turkey—Leyla Neyzi
Monday,  November 6, 2017,  12:00 PM - 1:30 PM   | Kresge Hall

Keyman 2017 Annual Conference: Law & Politics in Turkey
Saturday,  October 28, 2017,  (All Day)   | Harris Hall

Keyman 2017 Annual Conference: Law & Politics in Turkey
Friday,  October 27, 2017,  (All Day)   | Harris Hall

Keyman 2017 Annual Conference: Law & Politics in Turkey
Thursday,  October 26, 2017,  (All Day)   | 600 Haven St

MENA Monday: The Nationalist Impasse in Turkish Politics—Levent Köker
Monday,  October 16, 2017,  12:00 PM - 2:00 PM   | Kresge Hall

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