Displacement in the Middle East and Beyond: The Kurdish case from Turkey to the US

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM (ET)
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Displacement marks our times, but Kurdish displacement precedes

the global refugee crisis of the 2010s.  Moreover, the Kurdish case is not singularly a consequence of recent war situations along the Turkish and Syrian border and involves a long history of displaced generations in more complicated ‘warzones’.  This workshop tackles warzones and its ripples in Turkey and beyond including the diaspora here in the US.

DELAL AYDIN (Institute for Turkish Studies University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany), "Kurdish Youth Politics under the Shadow of State Violence."

DILAN OKCUOGLU (American University, School of International Service in Washington, DC.), "Local and Transnational Mobilization of the Kurdish Movement in Turkey.”

HAYDAR DARICI (American University, School of International Service in Washington, DC.), "Becoming Another: Youth, Alterity, and Insurrection in Kurdistan."

NAZAN BEDIRHANOGLU (Wellesley College, MA), "The Making of Kurdish Diaspora in the United States." 

UTKU BALABAN (Amherst College, MA), Chair & Discussant.

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Sponsored by the History Department and Allbritton Center

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