Study TÜRKİYE Program ‘14

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HIGHLIGHTS

The Study Türkiye Program is a curriculum development project for university and community college faculty.
The program consists of the following:

  • Pre-trip: One Day Workshop in February
  • Application Period: Deadline in April
  • 9-day trip to Turkey in June
  • Post-trip: Participant Presentations in November

The program is designed to assist faculty infuse their curricula and engage students in a better and through understanding of this nation that promises to play and increasingly pivotal role on the world scene.

The combination of workshop learning, international travel, and follow-up presentations arms faculty with the tools to develop an engaging curriculum that deals with Turkey-related issues, such as Turkey’s political position in European and global contexts, women’s issues, Islam and religion in Turkey, economic affairs, arts, and architecture. Although faculty are the primary audience for this program, everyone interested in Turkey is invited to attend.

The February workshop is designed to give faculty members the opportunity to gain a better understanding of Turkey in the areas of History, Politics, Religion, and Culture & Society as well as its geopolitical importance in the world today. Additional information about the intercultural trip to Turkey and the application process will be provided at the workshop.

The Niagara Foundation will cover other costs (i.e. food, lodging) during the trip. Travelers are responsible for a $250 participation fee, $80 North Star Niagara Foundation Membership, and airfare.
  • Lecture I – A Brief History of the Ottoman Empire
  • Lecture II – Culture & Society in Turkey
  • Panel I
  • Reflections on Study Türkiye Travel Experience
  • Lecture III – A Century of Turkish Democracy
  • Lecture IV
  • Religions in Turkey and the Gülen Movement
  • Panel II
  • Reflections on Study Türkiye Classroom Experience

February 28th, 2014

Time:

8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*Light lunch will be provided

Venue:
Niagara Foundation Office
205 N Michigan Ave. Suite 4240
Chicago, IL 60601

Workshop Admission:
$40.00 Includes Lunch

TURKISH CUISINE

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Twins in Kitchen.
Here you will find recipes of the Turkish dishes.




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The Sultan’s Kitchen: A Turkish Cookbook by Ozcan Ozan. Turkish Tea Presentation by Katharine Branning




TURKISH COFFEE

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YouTube video presentation by George and Ugur Clare on Turkish coffee and its importance in Turkish daily life




LECTURE VIDEOS

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Women, Gender, and Society in Turkey by Dr. Marcia Hermansen




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History & Art of Turkey by Dr. Mustafa Kaya




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A Century of Turkish Democracy by Dr. Kadir Yildirim




DISCOVER TURKIYE

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Turkey is a vast and varied country boasting incredible landscapes and natural wonders bordered by four different seas




TURKEY IN PICTURES

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A collection of pictures taken in Turkey by various travelers.




TURKISH LANGUAGE

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A collection of modern Turkish Studies




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Some Notes on Turkish Alphabet and Language




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Turkish Dictionary




TURKISH MEDIA

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TURKISH CULTURE

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This is useful for anyone researching Turkish culture, customs, manners, etiquette and values.




MAPS

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40 maps that explain the Middle East




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Touristic Map of Turkey




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Turkish Community Activities in Midwest




TRAVEL TURKEY

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Turkey’s Travel Guide of Wikitravel




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Virtual Turkey Visit




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Niagara Foundation Turkey Travel Guide




FURTHER SUGGESTED READINGS
Turkish Politics, Democracy, Secularism

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Ahmet Kuru, “The Rise and Fall of Military Tutelage in Turkey,” Insight Turkey 14:2 (2012).




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Fevzi Bilgin, “Constitutional Moment,” The Washington Review (June 2010).




Turkish Foreign Policy

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Ziya Onis, “Multiple Faces of New Turkish Foreign Policy,” Insight Review 13:




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Alper Dede,” The Arab Uprisings: Debating the “Turkish Model,” Insight Turkey




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US Council of Foreign Relations, US-Turkey Relations




Turkish History

1. Lords of The Horizons, A History of The Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin

2. Crescent & Star, Turkey Between Two World by Stephen Kinzer

3. Osman’s Dream: The History of The Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkel

4. New Turkish Republic: Turkey As a Pivotal State in the Muslim World by Graham Fuller

Hizmet (Gulen) Movement

1. The Gulen Movement: A Sociological Analysis of a Civic Movement Rooted in Moderate Islam by Helen Rose Ebaugh

Interfaith/Intercultural Dialogue

1. Dialogue in Islam, by Ahmet Kurucan, Mustafa Kasim Erol, , Dialogue Society

2. The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew—Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idliby;

Some Novels

1. The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi by Elif Shafak

2. My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize for Literature 2006


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