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The Program on Turkey at CDDRL is a platform for critical analysis and research on politics and society in Turkey. Through research projects, speaker events, and conferences, the Program seeks to provide and facilitate an understanding of the changing internal dynamics and external relations of the country in connection with global and regional developments and highlight potential agents and viable pathways for a democratic and sustainable future.
Dialectics of Reform and Repression: Unpacking Turkey's Authoritarian “Turn”
The AKP’s Problem with Youth
The new antinomies of the Islamic movement in post-Gezi Turkey: Islamism vs. Muslimism
Professions of Friendship Revisiting the Concept of the Political in the Middle East
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Ayça Alemdaroğlu is the Associate Director of the Program on Turkey and Research Scholar at CDDRL. She is a political sociologist. Her research and teaching focus on social and political inequality and change in Turkey and the Middle East, in particular how political ideologies, public institutions, and cultural change affect and are affected by youth, women, and ethnic minorities.
Kabir Tambar is an Associate Professor at Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. He is a sociocultural anthropologist, working at the intersections of political anthropology and the anthropology of religion. He is broadly interested in the politics of history, performances of public criticism, and varieties of Islamic practice in Turkey.
Ali Yaycioglu is an Associate Professor of History, Director of Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University. Ali Yaycioglu is a historian of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey. His research centers on economic, political and legal institutions and practices as well as social and cultural life in southeastern Europe and the Middle East during the Ottoman Empire.
Halil Ibrahim Yenigün
Halil Ibrahim Yenigün is a lecturer in the History Department at Stanford. Yenigün’s primary research is on comparative political theory with a specific focus on contemporary Muslim political thought. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Abbasi Program for Islamic Studies and a fellow of Europe in the Middle East—the Middle East in Europe (EUME) at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.
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OPPORTUNITIES IN CDDRL
Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program
Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program at CDDRL is a three-week training program for global democratic leaders holding senior roles in their respective fields.
Leadership Academy for Development
LAD trains mid-career government officials and business leaders from developing countries to help the private sector be a constructive force for economic growth and development.
Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Center welcomes applications from pre-doctoral students at the write-up stage and from post-doctoral scholars working in any of the four program areas of democracy, development, evaluating the efficacy of democracy promotion, and rule of law.
Visiting Scholar Program
The Program on Turkey hosts leading scholars and practitioners to conduct and complete original research while in residence at CDDRL.