Friday, February 22, 2019
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Watson Institute, 111 Thayer St.
Open to all members of the Brown community
Meeting #1 – Authoritarianism
Reading | Halil Karaveli, Why Turkey is Authoritarian?: From Ataturk to Erdogan (London: Pluto Press, 2018)
The Turkish Studies Reading Group seeks to provide a space for critical, interdisciplinary discussion about contemporary Turkey on the Brown campus. During the Spring 2019 semester, we plan to meet three times, once in February, April, and May. Each session will be devoted to discussing a recent monograph on Turkey. Themes this semester include: authoritarianism; modernization, infrastructure, and the Cold War; as well as Turkey and the War on Terror. Participants are expected to get copies of the books for themselves and are encouraged to try to read the whole text prior to the scheduled meetings.
We seek to create a space where people with diverse scholarly and personal interests in Turkey can gather for engaged conversation. We particularly welcome people who are interested in Turkey, but for whom Turkey is not necessarily their area of primary research. Our group is open to all members of the Brown community.