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Middle East Studies

Turkish Studies Reading Group – Fall 2019 #1

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Friday, October 18, 2019

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Leung Conference Room (110), 280 Brook St. 

Open to all members of the Brown community 

Reading | Soner Cagaptay, Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2019)


The Turkish Studies Reading Group seeks to provide a space for critical, interdisciplinary discussion about contemporary Turkey on the Brown campus. During the fall 2019 semester, we plan to meet three times, once in October, November, and December. Each session will be devoted to discussing a recent monograph on Turkey. 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.

Contact Anil Askin <anil_askin@brown.edu> or Kate Creasey <kate_creasey@brown.edu> for more information.

See scheduled dates and reading list below.

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Schedule and Reading List

Meeting 1

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Reading | Soner Cagaptay, Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2019)

Meeting 2 

Friday, November 15, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Reading | Suzy Hansen, Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017)
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Meeting 3 

Friday, December 13, 2019, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Reading |  Ezgi Basaran, Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East (I.B. Tauris, 2018)