The Istanbul Center has been extending the programs of Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) to Turkey and the wider region in order to support the cross-fertilization of knowledge and practices related to the struggle for peace and reconciliation. It does this through widening the scope of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability (AHDA), a program of the ISHR to the region. AHDA brings together academics, representatives of civil society organization, journalists, educators and artists as well as policy makers who all pursue historical dialogue in conflict, post-conflict and post-dictatorial societies. They address the political ramifications of the historical legacy of conflicts, as well as the role and impact of the memory of past violence on contemporary politics, society and culture. Columbia Global Centers | Istanbul has been working with Professor Elazar Barkan, Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, and the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability as well as the Truth, Justice and Memory Studies Center (Hafiza Merkezi), a prominent human rights organization in Turkey, to extend the understanding and practice of historical dialogue in the region.
Historical Dialogue and Reconciliation
Sabancı Üniversitesi Onursal Başkanı Merhum Sakıp Sabancı'nın yenilikçi ve girişimci vizyonu doğrultusunda, Sakıp Sabancı Ailesi ve Sabancı Üniversitesi, Türkiye için bir ilki gerçekleştiriyor ve Columbia Üniversitesi’nde Sakıp Sabancı Kürsüsü ve Sakıp Sabancı Türkiye Çalışmaları Merkezi kuruluyor.
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, in collaboration with Professor Edhem Eldem of Bogaziçi University, organizes a workshop and panel on "Time and Trauma", featuring Professors Carol Gluck and Rashid Khalidi of Columbia University.
Q and A with Professor Carol Gluck
Historian Carol Gluck is the George Sansom Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures.
Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought is going on the road again this month, taking its Global Think-Ins to Istanbul and Amman to extend the conversation about the national and international political tensions in public memory.
Applications Due April 13 for Summer Training Program on Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past
The Regional Network for Historical Dialogue and Dealing with the Past is now accepting applications through April 13 to its seven-day training program in Istanbul.
Columbia Global Centers | Turkey, Professor Katharina Pistor’s Center on Global Legal Transformation at Columbia University and Professor Fikret Adaman of Boğaziçi University will be joined by distinguished scholars from Turkey in a roundtable discussion that will look at the dynamics of ensuring access to essential resources.