Turkey's Foundation Anthropologically Unlocked: Atatürk's History Thesis

Co-Sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Associate Professor Hans-Lukas Kieser is an historian of the late Ottoman Empire and Turkey, and is currently an ARC Future Fellow with the School of Humanities and Social Science in the Faculty of Education and Arts at The University of Newcastle.

Kieser also holds an adjunct position with the University of Zurich as a Professor of Modern History; he is an Advisory Board member of the federal Foundation Flight, Expulsion, Reconciliation in Berlin; and a member of the “Mission d'étude en France sur la recherche et l'enseignement des génocides et des crimes de masse”, Ministry of Education, Paris. He was an Invited Professor at Stanford University (2010), University of Michigan (2008), Bilgi University in Istanbul (2006) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2004), and has been President of the Research Foundation Switzerland-Turkey in Basel (2006-2016). In 2017, he was awarded the President of the Republic of Armenian Prize for his “significant contribution to the history of the Armenian genocide”.

Wednesday, April 24 at 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Mortara Building
3600 N St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Academic Events


Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public


Georgetown College, History


Hans-Lukas Kieser

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