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Online Course: Turkey: Historical Tradition and Leader in Reception of Refugees

Online Course: Turkey: Historical Tradition and Leader in Reception of Refugees


A look at the history of migrations and refugees in the Middle East based on Turkey. With a lot of theory, real cases and cultural tips from Professor Monique Sochaczewski.


By participating in the VV Ukraine Refugees Action   you can act and do something to ease the pain of those who are experiencing this humanitarian crisis. 


    In this class, the historian, a specialist in the Middle East with extensive experience in the region, Monique Sochaczewski, presents a current overview of the numbers of refugees in general and the Turkish participation in welcoming them. It then starts with a history of how the Ottoman Empire (1299-1922) already had a tradition of welcoming refugees, whether Sephardic or Ashkenazim Jews, Circassians and “white Russians” (non-communists) among others. Understand a little about the history of migration in the region today called the Middle East and see how audiovisual works can be interesting sources for this theme. 


    • Update on the refugee issue in Turkey
    • Ottoman and Turkish refugee reception history
    • Sephardic and Ashkenazim Jewish Refugees 
    • Circassian refugees 
    • “White Russians”
    • Impacts on Turkey of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in terms of migration

    Single video recorded that can be watched  at any time.


    Monique Sochaczweski

    Monique is an international historian specializing in the Middle East, as well as a tour guide accredited by Embratur. He holds a degree and a master's degree in History from UERJ, a PhD in History, Politics and Cultural Goods from FGV and a post-doctoral internship at the same FGV. She was a professor at FGV and at the Army Command and General Staff School (ECEME), as well as Academic and Project Coordinator at the Brazilian Center for International Relations (CEBRI). He currently teaches at the Brazilian Institute of Education, Development and Research, IDP, in addition to working in the Study and Research Group on the Middle East (GEPOM). He lived in Israel and Turkey, accompanied a group of Brazilians in Azerbaijan, and gave a TEDx lecture on what refugees teach us. Author of “Oriental Tropics/Tropical Orients: Reflections on Brazil and the Middle East” and “From Rio de Janeiro to Istanbul: Contrasts and Connections between Brazil and the Ottoman Empire (1850-1919)”.

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