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“Migrant Tastes and Formation of Popular Culture: The Case of Turkey”

April 10, 2013

In societies with continuous in-and-out migration in relatively short periods the formation of dominant culture comes into shape as "popular".

The Refracted Muse: Literature and Optics in Early Modern Spain

March 5, 2013

When Galileo’s telescope arrived in Madrid in 1610, it not only changed the course of local science, but also became a pivotal image in the critique of contemporary society once it was incorporated...

The Lightning Flash of Knowledge and the Time of Image: Walter Benjamin’s image based epistemology and its preconditions in visual arts and media history

March 1, 2013

“In the fields with which we are concerned, knowledge [Erkenntnis] comes only in lightning flashes.

Special TEC-CISAC Seminar: Cooperating to Compete: The Role of Regional Powers in Global Nuclear Governance

February 21, 2013

Francesca completed her D.Phil at Oxford University (2009-2012) in the Department of Politics and International Relations with a thesis that explores the role of regional powers in designing and...

Stanford Faculty Discussion: Salman Rushdie's "Joseph Anton: A Memoir"

November 29, 2012

The Europe Center invites you to attend this special event with opening remarks by co-hosts Amir Eshel, Abbas Milani, and Tobias Wolff All interested faculty and students from all fields are...

Stanford Interdisciplinary Conference on Conscience

November 8, 2012

Conference organizer: Nancy Ruttenburg What is conscience, what was conscience, and what is its future?

Democratization and Freedom of Speech: A Focus on Turkey, Arab World, and Ukraine

October 30, 2012

Co-sponsored by CDDRL Program on Arab Reform and Democracy, the Europe Center, Stanford Humanities Center, and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies More info:

Expulsions: Inequality's Fifth Circle

May 2, 2012

In the last two decades there has been a sharp growth in the numbers of people that have been “expelled,” numbers far larger than the newly “incorporated” middle classes of countries such as India...

The Greek Economic and Political Crisis: What it Means for Europe

April 19, 2012

This event is co-sponsored with The Europe Center Abstract: Ruby Gropas is a lecturer in international relations at the law faculty of the Democritus University of Thrace (Komotini) and research...

The Euro-Crisis, Its Impact on the US, and Prospects for Solutions

April 17, 2012

This event is a round table discussion on the current economic crisis in Europe and the transatlantic world, and prospects for positive outcomes.

The Unripe Fruits of Rapprochement: Greek-Turkish Relations and the Cyprus Question in the Post-Helsinki Era

April 9, 2012

Ever since December 1999, when Greece lifted its longstanding veto and Turkey became an EU candidate state, Greece and Turkey have attempted to overcome animosity and mistrust and resolve their...

Incomplete Assimilation among Muslims in France

March 1, 2012


European and Global Economic Crisis Series: "Europe At The Cross Road – Ending or Finalizing the EMU"

January 23, 2012

Jacob Funk Kirkegaard has been a research fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 2002 and is also a senior associate at the Rhodium Group, a New York-based research firm...

Weak Sovereignty: Russia, Europe and the in-Between States

April 13, 2011

The countries sandwiched between Russia and the European Union are not fully independent actors in regional and international politics: they cannot join the EU or NATO and do not wish to form a...

Now More Than Ever: Ensuring Security and Achieving Peace in a Changing Middle East

April 7, 2011

With democratic revolutions spreading throughout the region, and as US, European and NATO forces enter the conflict in Libya, the transatlantic community shares concern over events in the greater...

Social Banking and Social Finance: Answers to the Financial Crisis?

April 6, 2011

From 2007 to 2010, a financial and economic crisis gripped the United States, Europe and the world.

Communicating to Unfree Societies: Cold War Legacies and Current Challenges

February 23, 2011

1:30-3:00 pm:  Cold War Broadcasting-Aims, Impact Lessons Ross Johnson, Fellow, Hoover Institution and Woodrow Wilson Center R.

Turkey's Transformation: Foreign Policy, Political Economy and Implications for U.S.-Turkish Relations

February 17, 2011

The session will focus on the social, political and economic changes that have been taking place in Turkey, and its implications for the U.S.-Turkey relations.

Ethnic Conflict Resolution in the 21st Century: A Functioning Model from Europe

February 16, 2011

The 21st century has been branded the century of the worldwide return of ethnonationalisms.

Alternatives to Partition: New Visions for Israel/Palestine

November 17, 2010

The logic of partitioning the land has dominated the various attempts to settle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Workshop on Islam and Secularism in Contemporary Turkey

November 15, 2010

This workshop is sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Program, and co-sponsored by the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, the Europe Center, ...

Ideas of Secularization in Trans-Atlantic Perspectives

June 3, 2010

This workshop will address different ideas of secularization, the ways they have been historically narrated, and now function discursively, and how these insights may help us address the subject’s...

Politics, Murder, and Love in Stalin's Kremlin: The Story of Nikolai Bukharin and Anna Larina

June 1, 2010

A founding father of the Soviet Union at the age of twenty nine, Nikolai Bukharin was the editor of Pravda and an intimate Lenin's exile.