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The Turkish Flagship is an undergraduate program at Indiana University in Bloomington designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Turkish while pursuing a degree in their chosen field. The Flagship is a rigorous program of study in Turkish language to enable highly-motivated students to become global professionals.

 


Assessing Erdoğan’s Antisemitism

Günther Jikeli earned his Ph.D at the Center for Research on Antisemitism at the Technical University Berlin. Jikeli is affiliated with the Moses Mendelssohn Center, Potsdam University, and the Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités / CNRS, Paris. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Adviser on Combating Antisemitism to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He has written on antisemitism, discrimination of Muslims in Europe, forced labor, and perceptions of the Holocaust. He recently published (with Joëlle Allouche- Benayoun) (eds.) Perceptions of the Holocaust in Europe and Muslim Communities (Springer 2013) and Raketen und Zwangsarbeit in Peenemünde – Die Verantwortung der Erinnerung [Rockets and Forced Labor in Peenemunde – The Responsibility to Remember] (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung 2014). His forthcoming book with Indiana University Press is Muslim Antisemitism in Europe. He is spending a semester at Indiana University as the Justin M. Druck Family Visiting Scholar in the ISCA, where he is teaching a course on antisemitism.

He will be talking about how Turkish PM Erdogan’s paranoia and authoritarianism in domestic politics as well as his leaning towards radical Islam and support of radical Islamist groups are embedded in his antisemitic world views. His obsession with Jews and Israel meets increasingly widespread opinions in Turkish society. The consequences of antisemitism from the highest level of government are felt in Turkish society, Jewish communities, Israel, and international relations in the Middle East in general.


Open Forum: “The Current Crisis in Turkey and Its Global Implications”

The Indiana University Ottoman and Modern Turkish Chair has invited Ms. Şule Perinçek of the Workers Party of Turkey to participate in an open forum about the recent elections and protests in Turkey.  The event, organized by Prof. Kemal Silay, will take place in both Turkish and English, and is free and open to the public.


Are you motivated to add professional fluency in a critical language to your resume? Interested in studying abroad in Turkey? Current IU undergraduates can apply to join the Turkish Flagship.


So what is it like to be a Turkish Flagship student? See what they have to say

 

 

 

 


Turkish Flagship Events

February

Movie Night

Time: 7-9 pm

Date: Thursday, February 20th


Turkish Talk: Turkish Literature (More Info)

Time: 7-8 pm

Date: Tuesday, February 25th

Location: Woodburn Hall, Room 004


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

March

Game Night

Time: 6-8 pm

Date: Sunday, March 9th


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

April

Poetry Night

Time: 7-8 pm

Date: Thursday, April 3rd

Location: Eigenmann Formal Lounge


Turkish Flagship Recruitment and Culture Night

Time: 6-7 pm

Date: Friday, April 11th

Location: Collins Coffee-House (541 N. Woodlawn)

Who: Undergraduates of all majors


Picnic: End of Year Celebration

Time: 1-4 pm

Date: Saturday, April 19th


Turkish Talk: Water Marbling: The Art of Ebru

Time: 7-8 pm

Date: Tuesday, April 29th

Location: Business 211


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

May

Turkish Breafast Study Break

Time: 11 am-1 pm

Date: Saturday, May 3rd


Conversation Table

Time: Beginners: 1-2 pm Advanced: 2-3 pm

Date: Every Friday

Location: IMU Starbucks

Please visit the event calendar page for more information about the events.


IU Events

March

Navruz Celebration

Time: 5:30 pm

Date: Saturday, March 29th

Location: Willkie Auditorium

April

Open Forum: “The Current Crisis in Turkey and Its Global Implications”

Speaker: Şule Perinçek, Workers Party of Turkey

Time: 8:00 pm

Date: Sunday, April 13th

Location: Woodburn Hall 120 


Assesing Erdoğan's Antisemitism

Speaker: Dr. Günther Jikeli

Time: 7-8:30 pm

Date: Friday, April 18th

Location: Swain East 140

Flagship Centers at Indiana University