Thursday, November 16 / 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Session 26
Sovereignty as a Cultural Project

Chair: Robert D. Woodberry, Baylor University
Discussant: Fatma Müge Göçek , University of Michigan

1. Reforming the Ottoman State: State Narratives in the Struggle for LegitimacyVasfiye Toprak, University of Virginia.

2. Through the Red Cross to the Near East Relief: American Humanitarian Institution-Building in the late Ottoman EmpireN. Yasemin Bavbek, Brown University.

3. Elite Networks, Cultural Fluency, and Epistemic Authority in the Making of Regime Change in IraqWisam Alshaibi, UCLA.

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