The July 15 Coup Attempt and its Aftermath in Turkey

Date: 

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:00pm

 

Brian Silverstein,  Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology and Director of the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies, UA

Who was behind the attempt, why did it happen and why did it fail? Where is Turkey headed now? This talk reviews major developments leading to this summer's events, and what we can expect in its aftermath.

Bio

Brian Silverstein is Associate Professor in the School of Anthropology and Director of the Arizona Center for Turkish Studies at the University of Arizona, having received his PhD in anthropology from UC Berkeley. He is the author of the book Islam and Modernity in Turkey (2011), and peer-reviewed articles in journals including Comparative Studies in Society and History, Turkish Studies, and Cultural Anthropology. His research has been funded by a US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays fellowship, as well as the National Endowment for the Humanities. Currently he is conducting research on Turkey’s reforms aiming at European Union integration, particularly the politics of statistics. 

Co-sponsor by The Arizona Center of Turkish Studies 

Location:
Chavez, Room 110
1110 E North Campus
Tucson, AZ 85721