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Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

Providing an interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary Turkey in connection with global developments

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Our community is the core of the program. Learn more about the Keyman program's visitors, affiliates and leadership.
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Scholars and students interested in Turkish studies can explore research opportunities, including grant and fellowship opportunities.
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Discover courses taught by our staff and affiliates. Subjects range from sociology to history.
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Annual Conference

On October 18–19, the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies program hosted the interdisciplinary conference, Education in Turkey. Scholars examined questions like, "What principles guide Turkish education policy?", "How does infrastructure affect access to education?" and "Who decides what children learn in schools?"

Artwork of students in classroom. Artwork by Nezir Akkul.

Youth and Education in Turkey

How these policy choices are affecting schools, students and the quality of education in the country is a big question at the moment, but will also have long-lasting effects in shaping generations to come. The future of Turkey lies in how it raises its children.”

Ayça Alemdaroglu, associate director, Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

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Fred Wilson: Afro Kismet

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive

Throughout his career, acclaimed artist Fred Wilson has challenged assumptions of history, culture, race, and museum dis...

Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program Podcast

Keyman Podcast Series: Recent Episodes 


Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program Podcast is a platform scholars of contemporary Turkey to talk about their academic work and its social and political implications. It's hosted by postdoctoral fellow Deniz Duruiz. To know when the latest episode has been posted, follow us on Soundcloud and iTunes.


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