Amir Hassanpour Memorial Lecture 2018

 

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AMIR HASSANPOUR MEMORIAL LECTURE
Amir Hassanpour was a scholar of Kurdish history and language, a committed social-justice activist, a professor at the University of Toronto, and a great friend.

On October 13, 2018 we honour Dr. Hassanpour with a lecture and musical performance. We hope you can join us.

Featuring Dr. Joost Jongerden

State and Capitalism in Kurdistan: Imagining Alternative Futures

Saturday, October 13, 2018
6 to 9 pm

Musical performances and a keynote address followed by a reception.

Innis Town Hall
University of Toronto
2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON

 

This event is free and open to the public. Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements.

 

KEY NOTE SPEAKER

Joost Jongerden is associate professor at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, and the project professor at the Asian Platform for Global Sustainability & Transcultural Studies at Kyoto University, Japan. He is the editor of Kurdish Studies, and is on the editorial board of Kurdish People, History and Politics. His research has focused on the question of how people create and maintain a liveable life under conditions of precarity. This research interest has expressed itself in two interrelated research tracks: one focusing on the ways people develop alternatives for market-induced insecurities, and the other on how people develop alternatives for state-induced insecurities. Jongerden refers to these alternatives as ‘self-organized practices’ or ‘Do-It-Yourself-Development’.

 

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY

DIAR
Syrian trio performs Syrian and Arabic traditional songs mixed with a flamenco touch

GEORGE SAWA & SUZANNE MEYERS SAWA
Celebrated scholars, well-known performers of traditional Arabic music and much revered U of T community members

This event is generously supported by donations made to the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations in memory of Dr. Hassanpour. Donate today: donate.utoronto.ca/hassanpour