2010-2011

What’s in a coffee cup?: Turkey and the European Union

April 6, 2011, 5:00 pm, Paul Brest Hall East, Munger Graduate Residence

Screening of “Coffee Futures” (“Neyse Halim, Ciksin Falim,” 22 minutes, 2009) &

Coffee FuturesDiscussion 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 Mediterranean Studies Forum, the Europe Center, and Turkish Student Association at Stanford, Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies]

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‘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 Mediterranean Studies Forum and the Turkish Student Association at Stanford University]

Turkey’s Transformation: Foreign Policy, Political Economy and Implications for U.S.-Turkish Relations

February 17, 2011, noon- 1:30 pm, Encina Hall Central, Bechtel Conference Center

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 Mediterranean Studies Forum, theEurope Center, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and Turkish Student Association at Stanford.

IS Workshop: “Repressed in Translation: Representation of Female Sexuality in Ottoman Erotica” Burcu Karahan

Thursday, 27 January 2011 at 12:00 PM in Encina Hall West, Rm. 208

Workshop on Islam and Secularism in Contemporary Turkey

November 15-16, 2010, Stanford Humanities Center, Board Room

Participants: Zeynep Atalay, Betul Balkan, Larry Diamond, Aykan Erdemir, Nora Fisher-Onar, Haldun G¸lalp, Riva Kastoryano, Umit Kurt, Ahmet Kuru, Hootan Shambayati, Murat Somer, Kabir Tambar.
[Co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Mediterranean Studies Forum, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, the Europe Center, the Stanford Humanities Center]

CREEES Friday Seminar: “Cutthroats to Kingpins: Istanbul’s ‘Laz Underworld’ and the Birth of the Turkish Mafia, 1908-1950″

October 15, 2010, noon, Encina Hall West, #208

Ryan Gingeras (Naval Post Graduate School)

[Co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Forum, the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies]