March 2, 2013 @ 11:30am
CGIS South Building, Belfer Caste Study Room 020
Presented by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Political Anthropology Working Group, and Jadaliyya
Open to the public
A discussion of the Gezi Park protests, which erupted in Istanbul in late May 2013, and their aftermath. This event coincides with the launch of the JadMag volume, “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey, published by Jadaliyya and Tadween Publishing—a collection of essays intended as a pedagogical resource for those teaching and studying recent events in Turkey.
The Politics of Knowledge Production Today: Pedagogy, Policy, and Real Time, Bassam Haddad, Director of Middle Eastern Studies Program and Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University & Jadaliyya Co-Founder and Co-Editor
Constructing Politics: Infrastructure and Public Space in Istanbul, Elizabeth Angell, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Columbia University & Contributor to the JadMag Volume
Heterogeneous Rootedness: Gezi as a Global Event in Contemporary Turkish Literature, Ceyhun Arslan, PhD Candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Engendering Biographies & Bibliographies: Women's Movement, Critical Media Practice, and Gezi, Cihan Tekay, PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, The CUNY-Graduate Center & Jadaliyya Turkey Page Co-Editor
Formations of the Areligious: Secularism, Islamism and Alignments of Dissent after Gezi, Emrah Yildiz, Joint PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University & JadaliyyaTurkey Page and JadMag Volume Co-Editor
Moderator: Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History, Harvard University
A reception in the CGIS South concourse followed the panel.
Special thanks to artist Taha Alkan for permission to use "Lady in Red Dress" (2013).
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Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.