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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Mustafa Aksakal

Mustafa AksakalMustafa Aksakal is the Nesuhi Ertegun Chair of Modern Turkish Studies and an associate professor of history at Georgetown University. His publications include The Ottoman Road to War in 1914 (2010); "Holy War Made in Germany? Ottoman Origins of the 1914 Jihad" (War in History vol. 18, issue 2, 2011); and chapters in The Cambridge History of the First World War (2014), edited by Jay Winter, and Empires at War, 1911–1923 (2014), edited by Robert Gerwarth and Erez Manela. His current research is focused on the First World War's social and political history in the Middle East.