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Middle Eastern Studies: Gendering Politics, Peace, and Conflict in the Middle East

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The conflict in the Middle East is spreading. Inclusive political negotiations for sustainable peace in post-conflict societies can only be reached with the support of different stakeholders. This collaborative research on the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey investigates the intersection between gender-based mobilization and peace activism; more specifically the role peace activism plays during political negotiations and how national needs and the development of women’s rights are perceived by different women and men. The research was conducted at four fieldwork sites (Diyarbakir, Istanbul, Berlin and London) where experiences and views of Kurdish and Turkish women peace activists, politicians, feminist activists, and ‘peace mothers’ in Turkey and in the diaspora were recorded.

Dr. Latif Tas  is an Assistant Professor and Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; SOAS, University of London; and the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Social Anthropology. Dr. Tas received his Phd in Law from Queen Mary University. He is the author of Legal Pluralism in Action: Dispute Resolution and the Kurdish Peace Committee, published by Routledge.

Co-sponsored by Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies Program.

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