Dr. Fatma Müge Göçek, professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will kick-off the Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar Series today, Sept. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in E51-395.
Göçek's research focuses on the comparative analysis of history, politics, gender and collective violence. She will deliver a talk titled, "Neo-Ottomanism in Contemporary Turkish Politics: Politics of the Past at Present."
The Emile Bustani Middle East Seminar is organized under the auspices of the MIT Center for International Studies, which conducts research on contemporary international issues and provides an opportunity for faculty and students to share perspectives and exchange views. Each year the Bustani Seminar invites scholars, journalists, consultants and other experts from the Middle East, Europe and the United States to MIT to present recent research findings on contemporary politics, society and culture, and economic and technological development in the Middle East.