Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fethullah Gulen's legal journey & Turkey's democratization progress

(Video Duration: 56 mins. 59 sec.)

Dr. James C. Harrington
James C. Harrington, Ph.D.
Fethullah Gulen's legal journey and Turkey's democratization progress is explained in this public lecture by Dr. James Harrington:

Dr. James Harrington, director of the Texas Civil Rights Project and Adjunct Professor at the School of Law in the University of Texas talks about how the political trial of Fethullah Gulen, a moderate Turkish religious leader, helped to greatly expand civil liberties and strengthen democracy in Turkey.
The trial began in 2000 in an Ankara state security court and ended in 2008 in an appeals court in Gulen's favor. He also talks about the Hizmet (Gulen Movement), which originated in 1970s' Turkey as a faith-inspired initiative to improve educational opportunities for a local community; and which since then, has grown into a transnational educational, intercultural and interfaith movement...

Event is organized by Intercultural Dialogue Institute Toronto & Centre for European, Russian, and Euroasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto on Oct. 16, 2012.

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