Please join us in the city for a short presentation and reception to mark the publication of Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide (Princeton U. Press, May 2018), written by Hans-Lukas Kieser, ARC Future Fellow at the University of Newcastle, and member of its Centre for the History of Violence.
The new biography will be launched by International Visiting Fellow Eric Weitz, a Distinguished Professor of History at the New York City College, and author of A Century of Genocide (2003, 2014).
When: Friday, 1 June, 4pm
Where: NewSpace, X301 (city campus Newcastle)
About the book: This is the first non-Turkish-language biography of the de facto ruler of the Ottoman Empire during the Great War. He is revealed as a “demolitionist founder”, before Kemal Atatürk, of post- Ottoman Turkey. As leader of the Young Turks’ revolutionary single-party government and architect of the Armenian Genocide, Mehmed Talaat (1874–1921) set the stage for an era of World Wars that would witness dictatorships and atrocities on a new scale. (More)