Turkey Events

Turkey's Elections: Great Expectations for Democratization or Business as Usual?

June 16, 2011 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Global Europe Program
Fuat Keyman, Director, Istanbul Policy Center and Professor of International Relations, Sabanci University (Turkey)

Talking Turkey: On the Heels of Elections and in the Midst of Arab Turmoil

May 18, 2011 // 11:00am12:00pm
Global Europe Program
“When it comes to the Arab revolts and Turkey’s relations with its near abroad, there are more questions than answers to be found,” claimed Cengiz Candar. He argued that Turkey’s foreign policy agenda seems to be complicated by its inconsistent approach to the revolutions in the Middle East and Turkey’s publicity-seeking Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu.

Upheaval in the Middle East: What Is the Turkish Strategy?

May 12, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Global Europe Program
As a predominantly-Muslim democracy, ally of the West, a booming market economy and emerging “soft power”, Turkey has long been identified as a model for the political transformation in the Middle East. However, once the revolutions began, Turkey’s ability to contribute to democracy and stabilization appeared more limited than many thought.

Egypt and the Middle East: A Turkish Model of Democracy?

February 25, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Global Europe Program
Recent political unrest in the Middle East has prompted a debate about whether Turkey, a transitioning democracy with Islamic roots, can serve as a model for political transformation in the Arab world. The panelists highlighted the distinctiveness of the "Turkish model" of governance and raised doubts about its potential to inform the political discourse in the revolting Middle East.
Webcast

A Reflection on the May 2010 Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Initiative Toward Iran

February 22, 2011 // 8:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Monica Herz, Director, International Relations Institute, Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro; Craig Kelly, Vice President, The Cohen Group; Mustafa Kibaroglu, Associate Professor of International Affairs, Bilkent University, Ankara; Nizar Messari, Associate Professor of International Relations, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco; Trita Parsi, President, National Iranian-American Council and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar
Webcast

Muslim Women in Europe: Strategic and Cultural Challenges

December 16, 2010 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
An author, activist and scholar, Senay Özdemir addressed her personal experiences as a Muslim feminist in Western Europe, along with her literary and journalistic efforts to give voice to the Mediterranean community and their role in Dutch politics.
Webcast

Roads Not Taken: AKP Trajectories Since 2007

November 10, 2010 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Global Europe Program
Nora Fisher Onar, Department of Politics and International Relations, Bahcesehir University (Turkey), and Center for International Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford (UK)
Webcast

The New Turkish Foreign Policy: Is There a Place for Israel?

November 16, 2009 // 3:00pm4:00pm
Middle East Program
Henri Barkey, Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor in International Relations, Lehigh University; Non-Resident Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

EU Energy Strategy in Turkey (Accession or Not)

December 11, 2008 // 9:00am10:30am
Global Europe Program
Alexandros Petersen, Southeast Europe Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Adjunct Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Other Euro-Islam: Sufism in Turkey and the Balkans

September 23, 2008 // 10:00am11:30am
Global Europe Program
Stephen Schwartz, Director, Center for Islamic Pluralism and Author

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