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Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey


The Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey was established in 2015 at the Center for European Studies to deepen understanding of Turkey and its relationship with Europe. The Forum has two components: the Hüsnü Özyeğin Annual Lecture, a high-profile public event and the Özyeğin Speaker Series, which supports the inclusion of themes related to Turkey in seminars and workshops at CES throughout the academic year.



Özyegin Forum on Modern Turkey

To learn more about the Forum, refer to the press release announcing its establishment.


Series Events Calendar

"Midnight at the Pera Palace" - The Birth of Modern Istanbul Özyeğin Forum Speaker Series — "Midnight at the Pera Palace" - The Birth of Modern Istanbul
March 29, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Charles King – Professor of International Affairs and Government and chair of the Department of Government, Georgetown University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
Introduction Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin
Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin — Introduction
April 8, 2017
9:05am - 9:15am
  • Esra Akcan – Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
Panel 1—“Refugee” Architects Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin
Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin — Panel 1—“Refugee” Architects
April 8, 2017
9:15am - 11:30am
  • Kader Konuk – Professor of Turkish Studies, Department of Humanities, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Bernd Nicolai – Professor of History of Architecture and Conservation, Institute of Art History, University of Bern
  • Deniz Göktürk – Associate Professor, Department of German, University of California at Berkeley
  • Moderated by Sibel Bozdogan – Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design; Professor of Architecture, Kadir Has University
Panel 2—Architects for “Refugees” Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin
Finding Refuge: Istanbul-Berlin — Panel 2—Architects for “Refugees”
April 8, 2017
11:45am - 2:00pm
  • Esra Akcan – Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Bilgin Ayata – Assistant Professor of Political Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel
  • Phillipp Misselwitz – Chair of Habitat Unit, Institute for Architecture Technical University, Berlin
  • Moderated by Berna Turam – Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University ; Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University
The Hüsnü Özyeğin Annual Lecture on Modern Turkey Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey — The Hüsnü Özyeğin Annual Lecture on Modern Turkey
April 25, 2017
4:15pm - 5:45pm
  • Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall – Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy (2014-2017); Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council (2009-2013)
  • Welcome Remarks by Hüsnü M. Özyeğin – Founder and Chairman, Fiba Holding; Chairman, Özyeğin University
  • Chair Peter A. Hall – Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies, Harvard University; Department of Government, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES, Harvard University; Co-Chair, Seminar on the State and Capitalism since 1800, CES, Harvard University; Co-Director, Program on Successful Societies, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR); Senior Advisor, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

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