Dispute Resolution Projects & Programs

Current Projects

  • Kurdish-Turkish Peace Process Project:  Professors Mucahit Bilici and Maria R. Volpe, Sociology Department

New Kurdish Subjectivities in the Post-Conflict Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process

After decades of armed conflict and low intensity guerilla warfare, the Turkish state and the Kurdish armed movement PKK reached an agreement in 2012 to end the conflict and to initiate a gradual process of consensus building. This project attempts to map out the new forms of Kurdish subjectivities that are no longer eclipsed by the threat and anxieties of conflict.

Another aspect of this project explores the role of religion in consensus building between the two ethnic groups involved in the longstanding conflict, Turks and Kurds.

For more information, read Professor Mücahit Bilici: Post-PKK era will be a Kurdish spring

Archives:  Past CUNY DRC Initiatives