Thu, Oct 03, 2013: Politics of Peace vs. Politics of Empire in the Middle East: Democratic Struggles, Neo-Ottoman Aspirations

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Join us for a free public lecture at 7-9pm on Thursday October 3rd, 2013 in Room 179 (west end of the building on the ground floor) at University College, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON by:

Sedef Arat-Koç , Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University

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Politics of Peace vs. Politics of Empire in the Middle East: Democratic Struggles, Neo-Ottoman Aspirations

Bio

Sedef Arat-Koç is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, at Ryerson University . She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Toronto. Her Ph.D. thesis is entitled Peasants, Hegemony and the Politics of “Normal Times”: The Cases of the Republican Peoples’ Party and the Democrat Party, Turkey. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Arts from Bogazici Üniversitesi (Turkey).

Dr. Arat-Koç joined the Department of Politics and Public Administration in January 2006. Before coming to Ryerson, she was Associate Professor at the Women’s Studies Program and the Department of Sociology at Trent University.

Sedef’s research interests include immigration policy and citizenship, especially as they affect immigrant women; transnational feminism; politics of imperialism; racialization and the politics of racism; and reconfiguration of social and political identities under neoliberal globalization. Currently, she is working on “whiteness” in Turkey as a cultural, political and class identity in the context of neoliberalism and post-cold war geopolitics.

About this lecture series
Click here for full list of the 2013/2014 Vital Discussions of Human Security lecture series events: http://www.scienceforpeace.ca/vital-discussions-of-human-security-fall-2013-spring-2014
Click here for videos from previous lectures: http://www.youtube.com/user/Science4Peace

Co-Sponsored by University College Health Studies Programme, Canadian Pugwash Group, Science for Peace and Voice of Women for Peace.

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