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All lectures will be held at 6:30 PM in Social Sciences Room 1021 unless otherwise noted.

January 15, 2009 - "Nation-building, Secularism, and the Politics and Culture of dress in transition from Empire to Republic," Hale Yilmaz, Asst Professor of History, Southern Illinois University

January 22, 2009 - "Turkish influences on the Viennese Classics," Ed Eanes, Assistant Professor of Music, KSU - Time: 12:30 pm

January 30 & 31, 2009 - "Alliance of Civilizations: Turkey at the Crossroads of Cultures" Conference

February 10, 2009 - Performance of Konya Sema Whirling Dervishes, Location: Stillwell Theatre, 8:00 pm  |  Purchase Tickets Online

February 12, 2009 – "Turkish Immigrants in Europe," Ahmet Yukleyen, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Mississippi

February 19, 2009 - "Popular Islam and Folk Muslim Practices in Turkey: Venerating Muslim Saints and Their Shrines", Hakki Gurkas, Assistant Professor of History, KSU

March 5, 2009 - "Evolution of the Rights of Contemporary Turkish Women: Accomplishments and Challenges," Bonnie Kaslan, Honorary Consul General of Turkey in San Francisco, Mona Diamond, Honorary Consul General of Turkey in Atlanta (discussant)

March 19 to April 30, 2009 - ATA.TÜRK: Chantal Zakari/Mike Mandel in Collaboration. Curated by Will Hipps. Contemporary artists Chantal Zakari and Mike Mandel will present their most recent collaborative work as part of the Year of Turkey programming at KSU. Opening reception: March 19, 5-8 p.m., dialogue with the artists 6 p.m. Fine Arts Gallery, Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. Free. 770-499-3223. www.kennesaw.edu/arts.

March 26, 2009 - "James Baldwin In Turkey," Sedat Pakay, Photographer and Filmmaker. Mr. Pakay's photography exhibit of James Baldwin in Turkey will also be on display at the IGI Gallery from March 15-April 30.

April 2, 2009 - "Religion and Democracy In Turkey" Dale Eickelman, Professor of Anthropology & Human Relations, Dartmouth

April 9, 2009 - "Turkey in Popular Culture and Film," David Cuthell, Executive Director, Institute of Turkish Studies

April 16, 2009 - "Contested Identities in Turkey in the Era of Media Globalization", Serkan Gorkemli, Asst. Professor of English, University of Connecticut, Stamford and "Shopping Malls and Tesettür Chic," Banu P. Gökariksel, Assistant Professor of Geography, UNC, Chapel Hill

April 23, 2009 - "The Power of International Storytelling: An introduction to Turkish children's literature," Yesim Ozbarlas, Adjunct Professor, KSU

April 30, 2009 - "Immigration from Turkey to the United States," Vicki Ina Gloer, KSU Honors Undergraduate Student