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Author Archive: Ozan Ozavci

Dr H. Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Modern History and Research Fellow at Utrecht University and Fernand-Braudel Fellow at l’Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales. His research interests lie in the histories of security, liberalism, authoritarianism and oil industry in the Middle East and Russian Caucasus in the long nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

After ‘Securing the World’

A conference report by Dr Ozan Ozavci on our ERC Group’s recent colloquium, ‘Securing the World: Global Perspectives on Security History in the Nineteenth Century’.

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The Dispute

What is the dispute around the Armenian Genocide about? Why does it repeatedly come to a dead-end? How can the spell of nationalism be replaced by constructive apologies?

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Ozan Ozavci gives keynote speech at NISIS Network Day

On Friday 27 May 2016, the fourth annual NISIS Islamic Studies Network day will be held at Leiden University. This year’s theme is: ‘War in Syria: dynamics, and the consequences for Europe’. The Islamic Studies Network Day is part of the NISIS Training programme. Ozan Ozavci gives his keynote speech from 09.45 – 10.15 hours. During…

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On Ascribed Identities, Human Dignity and History

Between security and civic liberties there tends to be an antagonistic relationship. It is not uncommon that in times of emergencies liberties are undervalued in pursuit of security, as became apparent in the recent curfew in Brussels after the Paris attacks. And it is not rare these days to see people, especially of Middle Eastern/North…

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Turkey’s Elections: Creating Consent through Insecurity

Turkey has become an authoritarian country in the past few years. Since 2011, Recep T. Erdoğan has enjoyed almost completely unchecked political power. There has been immense pressure on the media. The judicial system has been excessively controlled by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and at times by Erdoğan himself. Corruption scandals linked…

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