Amir Hassanpour Memorial Lecture

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 13/10/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Innis Town Hall

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Amir Hassanpour Memorial Lecture   Co-Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Amir Hassanpour was a scholar of Kurdish history and language, a revolutionary scholar, 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

Musical performances and a keynote address followed by a reception.

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KEYNOTE 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
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 free and open to the public.

Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements.

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