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Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life

Islam and Democracy: A Closer Look at the Turkish Model


Audio Recordings of the Event


Panel 1 - Islam and Politics in Turkey [approx. 1.5 hours]

Introduction: Jonathan Laurence, Boston College

Berna Turam
, Northeastern University

Ahmet T. Kuru
, San Diego State University

Panel 2 - Turks Abroad: Political and Religious Interests


Introduction: Kathleen Bailey, Boston College [approx. 6 min.]


Ahmet Yukleyen, University of Mississippi [approx. 30 min.]

Jonathan Laurence, Boston College [Note: No audio available]

Keynote The Spectrum of Contemporary Islamic
Renewal and Reform in Turkey

Scott Alexander, Catholic Theological Union [Note: no audio available]



Panel 3 - Turkey and the Arab Spring [approx. 15. hours]

Ali Banuazizi
, Boston College

Ömer Taşpınar, Brookings Institution & National War College

Joshua Walker
, German Marshall Fund & Harvard University