Fall 2022 Dukakis Lecture - From Talaat Pasha to Atatürk via Lausanne: The Making of Republican Turkey
Hans-Lukas Kieser, the preeminent specialist in early twentieth-century Turkish history, will deliver the Fall 2022 Dukakis Lecture on Wednesday, September 28, from 7-9 PM in the Bissell Library at ACT -- the American College of Thessaloniki. Professor Kieser's lecture, entitled "From Talaat Pasha to Atatürk via Lausanne: The Making of Republican Turkey" will mark the hundredth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in July 1923.
Hans-Lukas Kieser is a Professor of Modern History at the University of Newcastle (Australia), having also served as a Professor of Late and Post-Ottoman History at the University of Zurich. He specializes in the late Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey and has lectured and taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, Bilgi University, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, among others. Professor Kieser has been president of the Research Foundation Switzerland-Turkey. He has received multiple awards for his research, including the Boghossian Prize for work on the Armenian Genocide in 2017. He is the author of several groundbreaking studies, including his 2018 book Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide (Princeton University Press). His forthcoming book is on the Treaty of Lausanne (sous presse).
The Dukakis Center has a 20-year tradition of hosting events devoted to fully appreciating Greek-Turkish relations. Invited speakers include Suhnaz Yilmaz, Taner Akcam, Heath Lowry, Thomas de Waal, Kostas Ifantis, and Pavlos Apostolidis, among many others. The Dukakis Center is directed by David Wisner, Professor of International Relations at ACT.
"Lausanne tacitly endorsed comprehensive policies of expulsion and extermination of hetero-ethnic and hetero-religious groups."
-- H-L Kieser
The lecture will be in English with simultaneous translation into Greek. The event is open to the public. For participating in the event, please register here