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A conversation with Reşat Kasaba on researching Turkey and the world // Afikra news

January 29, 2021

Resat Kasaba interview with Afikra

Jackson School Professor Reşat Kasaba, an expert in Middle East politics and a former director of the Jackson School and president of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, features in an online live interview by Afikra, a global organization based in Beirut, Lebanon that aims to promote intellectualism and the diversity and richness of Arab culture and history.

Kasaba delves into his journey growing up in Turkey to the ideas that shaped his early work in social science from a viewpoint of looking at places like Turkey from a world historical context to his later approach to research and writing books.

“The question became what was the place of these countries and regions in the world and what was it about global dynamics that really conditioned the social structure in these places,” he said.

Watch the full interview by following this link.

Listen to the interview as a podcast by following this link.

The interview was aired and recorded on October 13, 2020 and made available on Afikra’s website on January 29, 2021.

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