War, Women, and Religion: A Semi-Personal Account
Course DescriptionDr. Mehmet Gurses’ book, Anatomy of a Civil War, was recently published by the University of Michigan Press. This is a product of several years of interviewing dozens of people whose lives have been affected by the armed conflict between the PKK insurgents and the Turkish state, listening to their stories, visiting dozens of forcibly evacuated villages, and having long conversations with former militants. As part of this project, nearly 4,000 individuals from three Kurdish-majority provinces in eastern Turkey were contacted, 2,100 of which agreed to participate in the study. In addition, Dr. Gurses traveled to Canada, Belgium, and Germany to interview members of the Kurdish community about their experiences with war and displacement. He will present the unexpected results of this long and arduous journey. Just as the destructive nature of war manifests itself in various forms and shapes, wartime experiences have engendered positive attitudes toward women, created a culture of political activism, and resulted in an observable secularization among the Kurds. In this one-time lecture, Dr. Gurses will present the outcome of years of scientific research, coupled with real-life stories of war and peace.
- Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, February 21
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member - $30
$75 for any combination of three events, members only
No Refunds Will be Given for One-Time Events Purchased Within a Discounted Bundle
Non-member - $35
One-time guest pass, Member or Non-member at the door - $35.
About the Instructor
Mehmet Gurses is Associate Professor and Chastain-Jonhnston Middle East Studies Distinguished Professor at Florida Atlantic University (2016-2018). His book, Anatomy of a Civil War: Sociopolitical Impacts of the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey, is forthcoming (University of Michigan Press, 2018). He is co-editor of Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East: Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He has published extensively in journals including, International Interactions, Social Science Quarterly, Civil Wars, Defense and Peace Economics, Democratization, International Studies Perspectives, Party Politics, Conflict Management and Peace Science, Political Research Quarterly, and Comparative Politics. His work on transnational ethnic kin and civil war outcomes was awarded Honorable Mention for Best Article in 2015 by the Political Research Quarterly. He is comparative politics and international relations editor of the journal, Politics and Religion (Cambridge University Press).
Upcoming programs presented by Mehmet Gurses.
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|One-Time||FPL12121||Mehmet Gurses||The Holy City of Jerusalem: Prospects and Challenges Wednesday, December 12: 10:00 am - 11:30 am|
|4wk||W141A||Mehmet Gurses||Debating Islam and the Middle East Mondays, January 7, 14, 28; February 4: 10:00 am - 11:30 am|
|One-Time||WPL02214||Mehmet Gurses||War, Women, and Religion: A Semi-Personal Account Thursday, February 21: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm|