• 2016-2017 Turkish Studies Grant Awards Announced

    2016-2017 Turkish Studies Grant Awards Announced

    The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) is proud to announce its grantees for academic year 2016-2017. Please join us in congratulating them.

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  • "ITS Hosts NEH Seminar: Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800"

    "ITS Hosts NEH Seminar: Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800"

    June 20 - July 15, 2016 The Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

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  • ITS Welcomes New Board Member: Angela E. Stent

    ITS Welcomes New Board Member: Angela E. Stent

    Angela Stent is Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies and Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is also a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institute.

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  • ITS Welcomes New Board Member: Steven A. Cook

    ITS Welcomes New Board Member: Steven A. Cook

    Steven A. Cook is Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He is an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy. Cook is the author of The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square (Oxford University Press, Fall 2011), which won the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's gold medal in 2012, and Ruling But Not Governing: The Military and Political Development in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007). His new book, Thwarted Dreams: Violence and Authoritarianism in the New Middle East, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

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  • Call for Turkish Studies Grants for AY 2016-2017

    Call for Turkish Studies Grants for AY 2016-2017

    Now accepting Turkish Studies grant applications for AY 2016-17! The Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) will offer grants and fellowships in the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, universities, and other educational institutions through its Grant Program for the 2015-2016 academic year. The annual budget for the Grants Program has been significantly expanded and ITS encourages qualified applicants to apply for its grants. For detailed application guidelines and downloadable application forms, please click on the grant category of your choice. Please note the new application guidelines for each grant category.

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  • "Sex, Love and Piety Among Turkish Youth"

    "Sex, Love and Piety Among Turkish Youth"

    September 25, 2015 from 12:30pm-2:00pm EST McGhee Library (ICC 301), Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC Speaker: Dr. Gul Ozyegin, College of William and Mary

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  •  "Twitter and Politics in Turkey: Opinion Shapers and Public Opinion"

    "Twitter and Politics in Turkey: Opinion Shapers and Public Opinion"

    WED, MAR 9 AT 2:00 PM, WASHINGTON, DC This talk will examine the the intersection of Twitter and Turkish politics through two interrelated topics. First, Prof. Hatipoglu will present results from a trans-disciplinary study, which has identified who the main opinion shapers in the network of Turkish twitting users are. His findings indicate that political opinion leadership styles on Twitter markedly differs from traditional opinion shaping in Turkey. Second, Prof. Hatiopoglu will discuss whether issue-specific public opinion patterns emerging on Twitter resembles public opinion patterns observed in traditional survey studies. Focusing Kobani events during 2015, he argues that public opinion dynamics on Twitter resemble that of traditional public opinion dynamics, albeit in a more polarized fashion. Emre Hatipoglu is currently Assistant Professor at Sabancı University, Istanbul where he also acts as the coordinator of International Studies (BA), Conflict Analysis and Resolution (MA) and European Studies (MA) degree programs. Dr. Hatipoglu obtained his Ph D from Penn State University in 2010 in Political Science. His research interests revolve around the question of how domestic institutions shape foreign policy choices and interactions of states, with a specific focus on economic statecraft. International conflict, mediation and Turkish foreign policy constitute his other major areas of interest. Dr. Hatipoglu have worked in two major European Union FP7 projects, TRANSWORLD (on Transatlantic Security) and MAXCAP (EU enlargement), with multiple partners throughout Europe and the US. He is also a co-principal investigator of the I-POST-IT (Identifying Public Opinion Shapers on Twitter in Turkey) project. His publications have appeared in journals such as International Studies Perspectives, Foreign Policy Analysis and Australian Journal of International Affairs.

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  • Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800

    Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800

    June 20 - July 15, 2016 The Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC. More Info: Transcending Boundaries Website The Institute of Turkish Studies proudly hosts Transcending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800, a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers on June 20 - July 15, 2016, in collaboration with St. Mary's College of Maryland. The Seminar will offer an exciting co

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  • Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, November 2015 Edition is out!

    Journal of Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, November 2015 Edition is out!

    Issue 2-2 of Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association that ITS proudly supported is now available through new publishers at Indiana University Press.

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  • Paper form of the book, Building Modern Turkey: State, Space and Ideology in the Early Republic, is out!

    Paper form of the book, Building Modern Turkey: State, Space and Ideology in the Early Republic, is out!

    The Institute of Turkish Studies proudly announces that paper form of the book from the University of Pittsburgh Press, Building Modern Turkey: State, Space and Ideology in the Early Republic; by Zeynep Kezer that Institute of Turkish Studies proudly supported is finally out!

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  • "National Elections in Turkey" Dr. Wuthrich

    "National Elections in Turkey" Dr. Wuthrich

    Speaker: Dr. Michael Wuthrich, University of Kansas Date:Thrusday, 29th of October 3:30-5:00 PM Place: McGhee Library (ICC 301) Georgetown University

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  • "Is Turkey a reliable ally against ISIS?” Talk by ITS Director Sinan Ciddi

    "Is Turkey a reliable ally against ISIS?” Talk by ITS Director Sinan Ciddi

    Thursday, October 15. From 12:10 pm to 1:10 pm. Myron Taylor Hall, Cornell University.

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  • Akin Unver: "Turkey`s Kurdish Question: What do the 1990s tell us about contemporary politics?"

    Akin Unver: "Turkey`s Kurdish Question: What do the 1990s tell us about contemporary politics?"

    September 14. ICC 241, Arab Studies Boardroom

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Turkish Studies at Georgetown University benefits from the availability of some of the best resources in the United States. It is a conglomeration of many components:  expert faculty in a variety of academic disciplines whose research interests and teaching are Turkey focused; the availability of internal fellowships and external grants to facilitate language learning in modern Turkish as well as Ottoman; faculty and student exchange programs in Turkey; semester-long study abroad and teaching opportunities at Georgetown's Alanya campus in Turkey; expert librarians and robust library holdings to support research; and an active events program throughout academic year, featuring numerous public talks given by invited expert guests.

In addition to boasting the highest enrollments in Turkish Language across all levels, students at Georgetown also have the opportunity to take courses in Turkish and Ottoman History, Culture, as well as Government, Politics and Foreign Policy of Turkey. In the near future, students will also be able to combine a variety of these course offerings to obtain the newly established minor in Turkish Studies.

Georgeown also benefits from the existance of Institute of Turkish Studies, a national grant-making dedicated to supporting the academic study of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire in the United States.

 

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