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LECTURE- Quest for an Identity in Eurasia: The Soviet Modernization and Kyrgyz Identity, Bahattin Aksit, Maltepe U., Istanbul, Mar. 5

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LECTURE- Quest for an Identity in Eurasia, Bahattin Aksit, Istanbul, Mar. 5

As the fifth lecture of its Lecture Series on Eurasia,
Maltepe University presents:

"Quest for an Identity in Eurasia: The Soviet Modernization and Kyrgyz

By Professor Bahattin Aksit (Department of Socilogy, Maltepe University)

Time: Thursday, March 5, 2008, 2:00 PM
Venue: Marma Congress Center, Maltepe University, Maltepe, Istanbul

Bahattin Aksit is a professor of sociology. He received his Ph.D. from
the University of Chicago. He has served at the Middle East Technical
University (Ankara) and Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University (Bishkek).
Professor Aksit conducts research in the following areas: Rural
Structural transformations, Social Change and cleavage in towns and
cities; Sociology of Religion and Secularism; Sociology of Middle East
and Central Asia; Army and Conflict Resolution, Pscyho-social Aspects
of Disaster Management; and NGOs and Civil society in Muslim world.

Professor Aksit is an author of a great number of articles and books.
Some of his recent publications are the following: 1. Aksit, B.
Kalaycioglu, S., Varoglu, K., Cakar, M. (2007) "A Comparison of
Civil-Miltary Attitudes: The Case of Turkey" in Giuseppe Caforio (Ed.)
Contributions to Conflict Management, Peace Economics and Development,
volume 4, Cultural Differences between the Military and Parent Society
in Democratic Countries, Macmillan, 2007, pp. 325-331; 2. Aksit, B.
(2006) "Globalization, Culture and Civilization: A Theoretical
Framework for Comparative Sociological Research" Globalization and
Turkish Civilization Symposium Papers, Biskek: Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas
University Publications, pp: 27-41; 3. Aksit, B. (1993) "Studies in
Rural Transformation in Turkey" in P. Stirling (Ed.) Culture and the
Economy: Changes in Turkish Villages, The Eothen Press, Cambridgeshire
1993 and 4. Aksit, B. (1991) "Islamic Education in Turkey: Medrese
Reform in Late Ottoman times and Imam-Hatip Schools" published in R.
Tapper (ed.) Islam in Modern Turkey: Religion Politics and Literature
in a Secular State, London: I B Tauris and University of London, 1991.

For further details:

Dr. Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun
Maltepe University
Faculty of Fine Arts
+90 (216) 626 10 50 ext. 1841

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