LSE – What’s happening in Turkey? Reflections on an uprising

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    J Surman
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    Just had this info from one of the speakers.

    'While shaping the political history of Turkey and the world, the popular uprising in Turkey has also challenged the social sciences and humanities to give an account of itself.

    How should we understand what is happening in Turkey? – – – – –

    With this open forum we aim to address these questions, as we entertain the possibility that the uprising in Turkey may constitute something new that requires us to rethink our understandings of democracy, politics and law.'

    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/humanRights/events/2013/Turkey.aspx

    Wed. 26th June at the Wolfson Theatre LSE. 6 – 8pm. Five Turkish academics speaking. Open to all, tickets not necessary but first come first served.

    Sorry I can't be there myself.

     

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    Anonymous
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    More on this event:

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    While shaping the political history of Turkey and the world, the popular uprising in Turkey has also challenged the social sciences and humanities to give an account of itself. How should we understand what is happening in Turkey? Is this as an anti-capitalist or anti-authoritarian rebellion, a struggle to redefine politics and to practice direct democracy? Why should we expect it to inspire people into action beyond Turkey? Should the popular insurgency in Turkey be understood as part of a global uprising that spans the Middle East and Africa, Europe and Latin America? More specifically, what are some of the strategies that the uprising citizens of Turkey have employed to negotiate their differences and to construct their common ground? How do they self-mobilize, arrive at decisions, and represent themselves through art, music and other media? How are political minorities shaping the extraordinary developments in Turkey with their presence or absence in the uprising? With this open forum we aim to address these questions, as we entertain the possibility that the uprising in Turkey may constitute something new that requires us to rethink our understandings of democracy, politics and law.

    Speakers Dr Derya Bayir, School of Law, Queen Mary, University of London Dr Ayça Çubukçu, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE Dr Zeynep Gambetti, Department of Political Science, Bogazici University Dr Özlem Köksal, Film and Television Department, Istanbul Bilgi University Professor Chetan Bhatt, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE Coming to the event

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    This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come first served basis. We suggest arriving 15-20 minutes in advance of the start time. General information about coming to an event at LSE. 
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