Northwestern University

May
10
Wed 12:00 PM

Wednesdays@PAS: On Juridical Colonialism: International Law and the Ottoman Scramble for Africa

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When: 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

Contact: Program of African Studies   847.491.7323

Group: Program of African Studies

Co-Sponsor(s):
Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Buffett Institute)

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

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.

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