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Jewish Life in 21st Century Turkey:
 The Other Side of Tolerance

February 12, 2013 at 12:00pm
Georgetown University, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Washington, DC
Speaker: Marcy Brink-Danan, Hebrew University

Co-sponsored by Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Program for Jewish Civilization


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Turkey is famed for a history of tolerance toward minorities and there is a growing nostalgia for the "Ottoman Mosaic". Marcy Brink-Danan examines what it means for Jews to live as a tolerated minority in contemporary İstanbul. Brink-Danan explores the contradictions and gaps in the popular ideology of Turkey as a land of tolerance, describing how Turkish Jews manage the tensions between cosmopolitanism and patriotism, difference as Jews and sameness as Turkish citizens, tolerance and violence. Marcy Brink-Danan is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Hebrew University.

RSVP requested. A light lunch will be served.