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Erdem Ilter Has Been Awarded Fullbright-Hays Fellowship for 2020 - 2021
September 3, 2020

Erdem Ilter has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship for the 2020-21 Academic Year.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Fulbright-Hays program gives doctoral candidates the opportunity to engage in the “comprehensive study of the aspects of a society or societies, including the study of their geography, history, culture, economy, politics, international relations and languages.” The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of the study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the U.S. Ilter will benefit from this fellowship while in Turkey.  Ilter's research focuses on the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey, from 1895 to1952. His study will scrutinize the management of the eastern periphery of the empire, and examine Ottoman and Turkish responses to various political crises and the strategies they employed to enforce their authority at the eastern periphery of the empire.