Wednesday, May 10, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Where: 620 Library Place, 1st Floor Conference Room (106), Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Program of African Studies
Group: Program of African Studies
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Buffett Institute)
Category: Lectures & Meetings
Come join PAS and the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program for a lunch and lecture. Lunch provided.
Speaker: Mostafa Minawi (History, Cornell; Director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI))
Title: On Juridical Colonialism: International Law and the Ottoman Scramble for Africa
Abstract: Using the Ottoman Empire’s participation in the Berlin Conference (1884-85) and the so-called “Scramble for Africa” as a case study, I argue that Istanbul was deeply invested in being a participant in the emerging system of juridical colonialism with positivist notions of so-called international law.
Bio: Mostafa Minawi is an assistant professor in the Department of History and the director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI) at Cornell University. He has a Bachelor of Engineering and Management from McMaster University, an MA in History from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in a joint program of History and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from NYU. His book, The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz came out with Stanford University Press in 2016. He splits his time between Ithaca, NY and Istanbul.
Co-sponsored by the Program of African Studies and the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.