- Mark von Hagen, Arizona State University
- (After Empire: Multiethnic Societies and Nation-Building: The Soviet Union and the Russian, Ottoman and Habsburg Empire (Westview, 1997)
- Ira Katznelson, Columbia University(Project on Jewish Expulsions in Medieval England and France)
- Frederic Godart, Columbia University
(Project on extending the analogy of empire to the business world)
- Yonca Köksal, Koç University
(Project on extending the network approach to the study of the state in historical sociology)
- Murat Yüksel, Koç University
(Project on frontiers, comparative between empires and nation-states)
Fall 2014 — On Tolerance
Karen Barkey recently traveled to Lyron, France to participate in a series of conversations with other thinkers, artists, and public figures as part of Villa Gillet’s Mode d’emploi — A Festival of Ideas. In conjunction with the event, Professor Barkey published an essay on toleration (French) and spoke to Forum French Culture about the idea in French, Hapsburg, Russian, and Ottoman history. Listen to the complete interview here. She also spoke to Radio France Internationale about “life in a plural society.” Listen to this interview here.
Fall 2014 — BBC Interview
“Religious extremism has given us this image of Islam as intolerant,” Barkey says. “So the Ottoman Empire is a very good example of tolerant Islam for a very long time. On the other hand, the end of the Ottoman Empire was horrendous – where massacres happened, where populations were eliminated.”
More information on the series, including a schedule of future showings, is available at bbc.co.uk.
Summer 2013 — Reset-DoC Interview
Karen Barkey interviewed by Nina zu Fürstenberg for Reset-DoC.
Transcript and more details here.