Part II - Conference: Pasts and Futures of Sovereignty in Kurdistan

10:00 Keynote Lecture by Michael Leezenberg (University of Amsterdam)
Welcome and Introduction by Axel Rudi
10:45 Coffee Break
11:00 Panel 1: Kurdistan Beyond its Parts: Continuities, Interconnections, and Breaks
Isabel Käser (University of Bern)
Schluwa Sama (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)
Andrew Bush (Bard College)
Johan Franzen (University of East Anglia)
Umut Kuruüzüm (Istanbul Technical University)
Discussant: Axel Rudi (University of Bergen)
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Panel 2: Before and after Empire: Kurdistan and the Emergence of the Nation State
Djene Bajalan (Missouri State University)
Seda Altuğ (Boğaziçi University)
Veli Yadirgi (London School of Economics)
Michiel Leezenberg (University of Amsterdam)
Discussant: Faisal Devji (University of Oxford)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Discussion with Panel Members, and questions from the audience
16:00 Conference End
Date: 16 June 2023, 10:00 (Friday, 8th week, Trinity 2023)
Venue: St Antony's College, 62 Woodstock Road OX2 6JF
Venue Details: Investcorp Lecture Theatre
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: Faculty of History
Organiser contact email address:
Part of: Conference: Pasts and Futures of Sovereignty in Kurdistan
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Belinda Clark