• Matteo Miavaldi 18 October 2017
    On May 23, 2017, hundreds of Isis-inspired terrorists swiftly gained control of Marawi City in Mindanao, the Philippines’ southernmost archipelago. The terrorist offensive came in response to the attempted arrest of Isnilon Hapilon, leader of the Islamic terrorist group Abu Sayyaf, on behalf of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
  • Marina Forti 9 October 2017
    We know Amitav Ghosh as a novelist. One of the greatest contemporary Indian writers, he is also a journalist and a scholar; his background as a social anthropologist is clearly visible in the rigour of the documentation behind all his novels. Ghosh also wrote extraordinary reportages and many prose pieces.  
  • 5 October 2017
    We can start from violence and its presence in the Holy Texts. Some people say that insisting on the violence of the Bible is typical of antisemitism as much as doing the same about the violence in the Qu’ran is typical of Islamophobia. But this is not the case: there are many things there as human sacrifice or lapidation that our mind cannot today accept.
  • Arturo Varvelli 5 October 2017
    Since the revolution in 2011, the Libyan crisis has increasingly imposed itself as a global issue. Particularly over the past few years, Libya has indeed moved from being a merely domestic dispute to gathering the interests of different foreign players, thus coming to represent a matter of international security
  • 5 October 2017
    Our 9 year long Istanbul Seminars have established themselves as a recognizable cultural fixture for a remarkable community of scholars. It has been able to promote and consolidate a network of cultural, intellectual and academic relationships among senior and junior scholars of the social sciences, political theory, sociology, legal and religious studies. Explore our Istanbul Seminars archive.
  • Ayse Çaglar 29 September 2017
    In Turkey, the curtailment of academic freedom and the diminishing autonomy of universities, that assumed unprecedented dimensions after the failed coup attempt, attracted increasingly attention both in the Turkish and international media. Ayse Caglar gives an in deep analysis on the inner workings and the consequences of these assaults on academic institutions, in order to highlight the politics of law in this regime’s authoritarian form of governance.      
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