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Islam, Islamism, and Modernity in Turkey
Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:00pm to Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 9:00pm

CENTER FOR TURKISH STUDIES & THE MULTICULTURAL CENTER PRESENT PROFESSOR KEMAL SİLAY Islam, Islamism, and Modernity in Turkey Thursday, May 26,2011 Multicultural Center Portland State University 7-9 p.m. Kemal Silay is Professor of Central Eurasian Studies, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Professor, and Director of the Turkish Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington.He received his M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1993) in Turkic Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of many articles in Turkish and English on Turkish culture, literature, and Islamism. Among his books are Nedim and the Poetics of the Ottoman Court: Medieval Inheritance and the Need for Change (Indiana, 1994); An Anthology of Turkish Literature (Indiana, 1996); and Ahmedi's History of the Kings of the Ottoman Lineage and Their Holy Raids against the Infidels (Harvard, 2004). He is a scholar of international reputation and sought-after expert on Turkey, its language, literature, history, society, and politics. COSPONSORED BY MARK O. HATFIELD SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, DIVISION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM, DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES &LITERATURE, APPLIED LINGUISTICS, SOCIOLOGY OF ISLAM & MUSLIM SOCIETIES, TURKISH AMERICAN STUDENTS' CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, AND THE MUSLIM STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION