Events

A Community Out-Reach Conference

Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015
09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Carleton University
Atrium 2nd floor, River Building, Carleton University
Ottawa

MODERN TURKISH STUDIES INITIATIVE,

NORMAN PATERSON SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, FACULTY OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

IN COLLABORATION WITH

THE COUNCIL OF TURKISH CANADIANS

 

 

A COMMUNITY OUT- REACH CONFERENCE*:

“HISTORICAL RIGHTS AND WRONGS:

WWI, TURKISH SECULARISM AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICT”

13-14 MARCH, 2015

ATRIUM, 2ND FLOOR, RIVER BUILDING,

CARLETON UNIVERSITY

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This event is by invitation only.

RSVP [BY 11 MARCH 2015 by email seray@turkishcanadians.com]

 

“HISTORICAL RIGHTS AND WRONGS: WWI, TURKISH SECULARISM AND RELIGIOUS CONFLICT”

FRIDAY, 13 March, 2015

SESSION 1

6.00 - 6.30            Registration   6.30 – 8. 30          PANEL : ‘CHANAK AFFAIR’ AND NATION-BUILDING IN CANADA AND TURKEY Panelists: Norman Hillmer, Professor of History & International Affairs, Carleton University Ozay Mehmet, Senior Fellow, MTS   Chair:  Paul Heinbecker, former Canadian Ambassador, UN   8.30- 9.00             RECEPTION

SATURDAY, 14 March 2015

  9 – 9.30                Registration and Continental Breakfast 9.30 – 9.45           Welcome

SESSION 2:

9.45  -  12.00        HISTORICAL LEGACY:  WWI HEROES, SUFFERING AND DIPLOMACY   Chair:  Murat Saatcioglu, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa Senator Anne Cools, Canadian Parliament: “Remembering WWI Heroes: Ataturk, Harrington, Mudanya” Assoc. Professor Umut Uzer, Istanbul Technical University, “Holocaust and Other Cases: A Comparative Review” Professor Edward Foster, College of Arts & Letters, Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey: “Turkey and the United States: A Deep History of Good Relations” 12. 00 – 1.00        LUNCH

SESSION 3:

1.00   -  3.30                   MIDDLE EAST RADICALIZATION: SECTERIAN OR SECULAR DEVELOPMENT?   Chair: Professor Ozay Mehmet, MTS   Chris  Kilford, Former Canadian Military Attache, Ankara:   “Turkey and the ISIL Threat” Professors Tareq and Jacqueline Ismael, University of Calgary: “Radicalization of the Middle East:  Is Sectarianism or Secular Politics the Long Run Answer?” Bircan Unver, President, The Light Millennium: “Radicalization of the Middle East: A Secular Perspective through Women and the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda”   3.30 – 3.45           COFFEE  

SESSION 4:

3.45 – 5.00           ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: IS RECONCILATION WITH ARMENIAN DIASPORA POSSIBLE?   Chair: Bilgin Buberoglu, CTC Panelists:                  Prof. Foster, Prof. Ismael, Bircan Unver,  et. al.  

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