2010-11 Events

October 15, 2010, noon, Encina Hall West, #208
CREEES Friday Seminar
Ryan Gingeras (Naval Post Graduate School), “Cutthroats to Kingpins: Istanbul’s ‘Laz Underworld’ and the Birth of the Turkish Mafia, 1908-1950″
[Co-sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies]

November 15-16, 2010, Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room
Workshop on Islam and Secularism in Contemporary Turkey
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, the Europe Center, the Stanford Humanities Center]

February 17, 2011, noon- 1:30 pm, Encina Hall Central, Bechtel Conference Center
Turkey’s Transformation: Foreign Policy, Political Economy and Implications for U.S.-Turkish Relations
A Discussion Session with Abdullah Akyuz (President, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD)- US Office) and Soli Ozel (Professor of International Relations & Political Science, Kadir Has University, Istanbul)
[Co-sponsored by the Europe Center, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and Turkish Student Association at Stanford.

Winter 2011 Turkish Film Series
Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center (584 Capistrano Way, Stanford)

  • January 12, 2011, 7:00 pm: Eskiya (The Bandit)
  • February 2, 2011, 7:00 pm: Cenneti Beklerken (Waiting for Heaven)
  • February 16, 2011, 7:00 pm: İki Genç Kiz (Two Girls)
  • March 2, 2011, 7:00 pm: Mutluluk (Bliss)
  • March 9, 2011, 7:00 pm: Yasamın Kiyisinda (The Edge of Heaven)

Films are screened as a part of Burcu Karahan-Richardson’s COMPLIT 144/244A: “The Interplay between Turkish Cinema and Literature.” All films are in Turkish with English subtitles. Screenings are free and open to the public. Programming is partially made possible by a gift from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.
[Co-sponsored by the Turkish Student Association at Stanford University]

April 6, 2011, 5:00 pm, Paul Brest Hall East, Munger Graduate Residence
“What is in a Coffee Cup?: Turkey and the European Union”
Screening of “Coffee Futures” (“Neyse Halim, Ciksin Falim,” 22 minutes, 2009) & Discussion Session with Dr. Zeynep Gursel (University of Michigan- Ann Arbor), Mr. Hakan Tekin (Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Los Angeles), Dr. Cihan Tugal (University of California Berkeley). Panelists will focus on political, historical and cultural issues surrounding Turkeyís accession to the European Union.
[Co-sponsored with the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Europe Center, and Turkish Student Association at Stanford, Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies]

April 18, 2011, 5:30 pm, Encina Hall West, Room #208
Edmund Burke III (University of California- Santa Cruz), “Extreme Ethnography: France and the Exploration of North Africa”
[Co-sponsored with the Center for African Studies and French Culture Workshop]

May 4, 2011, 5:15 pm – 7:00 pm, Bldg. 50, Room 51A (450 Serra Mall)
Book Discussion Panel: “Studying Kurdish Politics”: Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey
Nicole Watts (Political Science, San Francisco State University), Firat Bozcali (Department of Anthropology, Stanford University), Niall O’Murchu (Western Washington University)
[ Co-sponsored with the Department of Anthropology and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies]