Turkey in the Modern World

This seminar is open to the public.

With the increasingly important role of Turkey in both the international and academic arenas, the Seminar on Turkey in the Modern World is a place for candid and constructive dialogue among faculty and students of Harvard University and the surrounding scholarly community. Turkey is at the center of a number of regions that are today working through contentious issues based on culture, history, natural resources, and politics. The seminar, therefore, takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the many issues confronting the area including the work of scientists, economists, sociologists, historians, humanitarian institutions and workers, and political scientists. Scholars introduce their research findings for rigorous critique, often in preparation for publication. There is a serious attempt to balance topics and points of view. Speakers include scholars, journalists, and diplomats from Turkey, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

In 2016–2017, the seminar will be co-chaired by Lenore G. Martin, professor of political science at Emmanuel College and Mary Jo DelVecchio Good, professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical school who is also at the Department of Sociology, Harvard University. The seminar is co-sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.


Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Faculty Associate. Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

Lenore G. Martin

Associate. Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Emmanuel College.

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