Tuesday, December 8
Location: Room 208 Knox Hall
606 West 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027
Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Relations
Working on Middle East politics and political parties, Caliskan worked as a columnist with Radikal and BirGün newspapers and as a program host for HaberturkTV and +1 News in Istanbul. He received his Ph.D. with distinction from New York University with which he won the Malcolm Kerr Social Science Award from MESA. His book Market Threads came out from Princeton University Press and focused on Egypt, Turkey and the US. Caliskan also owns a production company and made three documentary films on the illegal oil trade, Turkish peasants and Turkish TV series, and wrote and produced a popular feature on the Kurdish question that opened in 200 theatres in Europe and Turkey.
This event is sponsored by the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life, the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society and the Middle East Institute.