Past events

07
Dec
2011

Honour Killing Across Culture and Time

Honour-motivated violence is a trans-historical and cross-cultural phenomenon, yet it has recently become a metonym for Islamic and anti-modern cultures. How...
07
Dec
2011

No Honour in Killing: Art makes visible buried truth

Niilofur Farrukh’s presentation will have two layers. The first will focus on the curatorial strategy  that aimed to bring this taboo subject under discussion...
21
Nov
2011

Can Turkey inspire reform in the Muslim world?

The role of social movements and civic engagement in social reform and betterment of democracy cannot be denied. The Hizmet Movement has played a crucial role...
17
Nov
2011

"Oltin Meros" and the territorialization of memory in Uzbek national identity

Synopsis:  Professor Hanks will address the challenges inherent in constructing national identity in post-Soviet Uzbekistan.  Using a theoretical framework...
24
Oct
2011

Assessing counter-insurgency and state-building efforts in Afghanistan

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry discussed current counter-insurgency and state-building efforts in Afghanistan. He examined the challenges posed over time by...
04
Oct
2011

No Peace Without Justice: Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Synopsis: The forty-four year Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories has had a devastating impact on Palestinian human rights – both in terms of...
22
Sep
2011

Unreconciled Differences: Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan

Turkey is set to become a significant global power. The European Union is being difficult about the prospect of Turkey joining its exclusive though...

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