Monday, September 23, 2013

Prof. Ergil speaks on Gulen Movement at Boston College

(Video Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 4 secs)

At an event organized by Peace Islands Institute at Boston College, Professor Dogu Ergil speaks on and answers the questions surrounding the Gulen Movement.

In the book Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen Movement in 100 Questions, Ergil addresses the frequently voiced questions regarding Gulen and the movement. Understanding both Fethullah Gulen, a moderate Turkish Muslim scholar, and the Gulen Movement, a global network of volunteers, teachers, students, intellectuals and business people who are inspired by Gulen's philosophy based on dialog and peaceful coexistence, is vital to making any sort of predictions about the direction that Turkey might be headed in the next years.

Who is Fethullah Gulen? What is Gulen's world view and what are his fundamental ideas about society and the state? How does Gulen view history and what does he consider the most important events? What are the basic principles of the Gulen Movement? These questions and more are posed and answered in detail in this book.

Dogu Ergil served as a professor of political sociology at Ankara University for more than twenty years; he is currently teaching at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Fatih University in Istanbul. Ergil has worked with various NGOs on developing more effective leadership, conflict management, and creative problem solving. He has won awards for his work in international organizations promoting peace and democracy.

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