The Republic of Turkey at 100: Looking back, moving forward/ Standford University

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Friday, October 27, 2023
10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Pacific)

Philippines Conference Room (Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central, C330)    
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305

The Republic of Turkey was founded 100 years ago.

Join us in a day-long exploration of the history of Turkey, its global impact, and its contentious future. At this interdisciplinary conference, distinguished scholars from leading Bay Area universities will use Turkey’s centennial as an occasion to evaluate the wars and crises, the social movements and ideological battles, the political transformations and global events that have marked the country’s first one hundred years and inform conceptions of its next century.

This conference is organized by the Program on Turkey at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.


Program on Turkey and Abbasi Program logos



10:00 – 10:30 am — Welcome

Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Associate Director of Program on Turkey, CDDRL

10:30 am – 12:00 pm — Politics in the Republic

Moderator: Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Associate Director, Program on Turkey, CDDRL

  • Banu Bargu, Professor of Politics and Director of Graduate Studies, UC Santa Cruz
  • Yeşim Kaptan, Associate Professor of Communications at Kent State University, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University and Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
  • Baki Tezcan, Professor of History, University of California, Davis 

12:00 – 1:00 pm — Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm — Reckoning the Past

Moderator: Burcu Karahan, Lecturer Comparative Literature, Stanford University

  • Patricia Blessing, Associate Professor of Art History, Stanford University
  • Nora Fisher Onar, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of San Francisco 
  • Kabir Tambar, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

2:30 – 3:00 pm — Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:30 pm — The Global Impact

Moderator: Halil İbrahim Yenigün, Associate Director, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

  • Abbas Milani, The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies, Stanford University
  • Nora Barakat, Assistant Professor of History, Stanford University
  • Ali Yaycıoğlu, Associate Professor of History, Stanford University

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