2020 MESA Annual Meeting

On October 10, 2020, the MESA Global Academy held a Special Session at the MESA Annual Meeting at which Global Academy scholars presented their research and served as discussants on two panels.

Video of this online event can also be found in the Multimedia section.

Approaches to Governance Through an Islamist Lens

Chair: Brinkley Messick, Columbia University 
Discussant: Issam Eido, Vanderbilt University
Utku Balaban, Amherst College Industrial Islamism in Turkey
Nihat Celik, San Diego State University Islamic Humanitarian NGOs in Turkey
Masoud Noori, NYUIslam and Human Rights: What Could/Should be Understood from the Qur’an?

Ottoman Legacies in the Post-Ottoman Era

Chair: Holly Shissler, University of Chicago
Discussant: Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen, Simon Fraser University
Melissa Bilal, University of Chicago The "Other" Ottoman Feminists: Repatriating Armenian Women's Intellectual Legacy 
Dilsa Deniz, UC San Diego Turkish Islamic Synthesis: A Frame for Post-Ottoman Identity Politics of the Turkish Republic
Evren Altinkas, University of Guelph Continuity Between the Committee of Union and Progress and the Kemalist Regime - The Role of Karakoll

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