2016: Reşat Kasaba
“Impossible Journeys: From Past to Future and Back Again”
Resat Kesaba is the Director and Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. His most recent book, A Moveable Empire – Ottoman Nomads, Migrants, and Refugees (2010) examines the history of the Ottoman Empire through a new lens, focusing on the migrant groups that lived within its bounds and their changing relationship to the state’s central authorities.
He has most recently been recognized with the M. Fuat Köprülü Book Prize by the Turkish Studies Association (2010), and had previously served as President of the Turkish Studies Association from 2008 to 2010.