Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Boston University Campagna-Kerven Lecture on Modern Turkey--mark your calendar for April 15, 2009

This year's lecture is by Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist who has written extensively on Islam and the modern world.

He has degrees in political science and history from Istanbul's Bosphorus University. Currently he is the opinion editor and a columnist for Turkish Daily News, Turkey's oldest English-language daily. His popular blog is The White Path. He also writes a regular column for the Turkish national daily, Star, too. Akyol's opinion pieces have appeared in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, The American Interest, First Things, The Weekly Standard, among others. He is the author "Rethinking The Kurdish Question: What Went Wrong? What Next?" (2006, in Turkish).

Sample one of his one of his recent pieces from Newsweek, or his article in The American Interest about “Turkey’s Veiled Democracy.”

More on the lecture in the week's ahead.

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