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IEA Participates in Event on Social Movements in Turkey

by Fernanda Rezende - published Aug 27, 2015 11:50 AM - - last modified Aug 27, 2015 06:04 PM
Contributors: Translation by Carlos Malferrari
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Mauro Bellesa

Manifestantes no Parque Gezi, Istambul, Turquia
Gezi Park in Istambul,
June 1, 2013
Manifestação no Largo da Batata, São Paulo
Largo da Batata in São Paulo,
June 17, 2013

The IEA, the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Institute (iFHC), the Istanbul Institute and the Brazil-Turkey Cultural Center are the organizers of the workshop New Social Movements in Turkey and Brazil, which will be held on September 7 at Ipek University, Istanbul.

Sergio Fausto, executive director of the iFHC, Bernardo Sorj, visiting professor at the IEA, and Martin Grossmann, director of the IEA, will be among the lecturers at the event, which will bring together experts from the two countries in digital media, journalism, history, politics and social movements.

The workshop will have three sub-themes:

  • The cultural dimension of the new social movements: political culture, citizenship awareness and cultural changes that engender new demands (problems, solutions and suggestions);
  • Case study: the nature of the new social movements within the context of the demonstrations at Gezi Park, in Istanbul, and in several Brazilian cities, the role of digital media and the governments’ response;
  • The impacts of the new social movements on democracy and on the attitudes of governments (legal, social, cultural, political and economic dimensions).


Photos (from the top): Alan Hilditch and Eric Hayashi