Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey - Maintained by Tugrul Keskin
We are at a point in our work when we can no longer ignore empires and the imperial context in our studies. (p. 5)
― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Friday, November 21, 2014

Conference: “Hizmet: Toward an Understanding of the Gülen Movement” December 13, 2014 Indiana University

Indiana University, Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Chair Presents a Conference on

“Hizmet: Toward an Understanding of the Gülen Movement”

Free and Open to the Public

Saturday, December 13, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington
Conference: IMU, State Room East
Film Screening: TV251

9:00 a.m.— 9:15 a.m.     Opening Remarks by Kemal Silay

9:15 a.m.—10:00 a.m.     “Hizmet as a Contemporary Muslim Spiritual Renewal and Social Reform Movement” by Scott Alexander

10:00 a.m.—10:45 a.m.    “The Challenge of Over-Politicization and Strategies of De-Politicization for Hizmet: An Insider’s View” by Kerim Balcı

10:45 a.m.—11:15 a.m.    Break

11:15 a.m.—12:00 p.m.     “Peace-building as Spiritual Practice: ‘Deep Peace’ in the Life of Fethullah Gülen” by Jon Paul

12:00 p.m.—12:45 p.m.  Hizmet: Healing through Value-Based Technocratic Service in a Polarized World” by Ahmed Rehab

12:45 p.m.—1:45 p.m.    Break

1:45 p.m.—2:30 p.m.      “How Hizmet Contributes to the Local and Global Peace” by Ori Soltes

2:30 p.m.—3:15 p.m.      “Current and Future Challenges of Hizmet” by Alp Aslandoğan

3:15 p.m.—3:45 p.m.      Break

3:45 p.m.—4:45 p.m.     Round Table: “Current Hizmet-Related Issues in Turkey”                                         Discussant: Scott Alexander

4:45 p.m.—5:00 p.m.     Closing Remarks

7:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m.     Film Screening: Love is a Verb

Hotel Information:

Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Biddle Hotel and Conference Center
900 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

If you would like to stay in this hotel, please call the number above for reservations.

Checking in 12/12/14
Checking out 12/14/14
Standard Room with 1 bed at $112.50 per night plus tax
Standard Room with 2 beds at $161.10 per night plus tax
You need to make your reservations no later than Sunday, November 30.
Block Code: GHULAM

1 comment:

  1. Well Dear I have heard a lot about Indiana University from my friends. My professor is going to attend a seminar there in next week, and he shared the details of conference room with us, incase if we would like to attend the seminar.