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A Roundtable Discussion: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey

By Bassam Haddad, Elizabeth Angell, Ceyhun Arslan, Cihan Tekay, Emrah Yildiz and Cemal Kafadar.

03/02/2014 11:30 pm

Location: Harvard University, CGIS South Bldg, Belfer Case Study Room 020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The Political Anthropology Working Group, and Jadaliyya present


A Roundtable Discussion: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey

A discussion of the Gezi Park protests, which erupted in Istanbul in late May 2013, and their aftermath. This event coincides with the launch of the JadMag volume, “Resistance Everywhere”: The Gezi Protests and Dissident Visions of Turkey, published by Jadaliyya and Tadween Publishing—a collection of essays intended as a pedagogical resource for those teaching and studying recent events in Turkey.

The Politics of Knowledge Production Today: Pedagogy, Policy, and Real Time, Bassam Haddad, Director of Middle Eastern Studies Program and Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University & Jadaliyya Co-Founder and Co-Editor

Constructing Politics: Infrastructure and Public Space in Istanbul, Elizabeth Angell, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, Columbia University & Contributor to the JadMag Volume

Heterogeneous Rootedness: Gezi as a Global Event in Contemporary Turkish Literature, Ceyhun Arslan, PhD Candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Engendering Biographies & Bibliographies: Women's Movement, Critical Media Practice, and Gezi, Cihan Tekay, PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology, The CUNY-Graduate Center & Jadaliyya Turkey Page Co-Editor

Formations of the Areligious: Secularism, Islamism and Alignments of Dissent after Gezi, Emrah Yildiz, Joint PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University & Jadaliyya Turkey Page and JadMag Volume Co-Editor

Moderator: Cemal Kafadar, Vehbi Koç Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of History, Harvard University

Following the panel, there will be a reception in the CGIS South concourse.

Special thanks to artist Taha Alkan for permission to use "Lady in Red Dress" (2013).


This event is open to the public; no registration required.

Please note: This event may be photographed and videotaped by representatives of CMES for record keeping and for use on the CMES website and in other CMES publications. The use of personal recording devices is strictly prohibited.