Islam and Democracy: A Closer Look at the Turkish Model
Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life
A day-long conference co-sponsored by: • The Boisi Center • The Islamic Civilizations and Societies Program • The Peace Islands Institute • The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe at Harvard Kennedy School • The Turkish Cultural Center Boston.
This event is free and open to the public. To register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking and Directions:
Visitor parking is available in the Commonwealth Garage on levels 3 - 6 and the in Beacon Garage on Levels 3 - 4. The first 20 minutes are FREE and every hour after is $3.00. The daily maximum is $25.00. Click here for more parking information.
8:00-8:30am, Gasson 112
Registration, coffee and pastries
8:30-10:00am, Gasson 112
Panel 1 - Islam and Politics in Turkey
Berna Turam, Northeastern University
Ahmet T. Kuru, San Diego State University
10:00-10:15- Coffee Break
10:15-11:45am, Gasson 112
Panel 2 - Turks Abroad: Political and Religious Interests
Ahmet Yukleyen, University of Mississippi
Jonathan Laurence, Boston College
12:00-1:00pm, Gasson 305
Keynote - The Spectrum of Contemporary Islamic Renewal and Reform in Turkey
Scott Alexander, Catholic Theological Union
1:00-2:00pm - Free lunch for registered attendees.
2:15-3:45pm, Gasson 112
Panel 3 - Turkey and the Arab Spring
Ömer Taşpınar, Brookings Institution & National War College
Joshua Walker, German Marshall Fund & Harvard University
Reception to follow.