Events

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

October 19, 2001 // 12:00am
Policy Forum featuring Stephen Kinzer, former Istanbul Bureau Chief for the New York Times, to discuss his new book.

European Union Enlargement: Implications For Europe, Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean

September 10, 2001 // 12:00am
Policy Forum hosting Dr. George Vassiliou, Chief Negotiator of the European Union-Cyprus Negotiating Team and former President of Cyprus.

Greece in Southeastern Europe: Security, Commerce and Geopolitics

April 25, 2001 // 12:00am
Foreign policy experts from five of the nation's leading think tanks and research institutions examined critical issues of security, commerce, and geopolitics issues facing Greece in Southeastern Europe, especially its relations with southern Balkan countries and Turkey, at the second conference in a series sponsored by the Western Policy Center.

Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference

October 24, 2000 // 12:00am
First in a series of conferences, hosted by the Western Policy Center and the National Defense University , to discuss bilateral, regional, and transnational issues affecting NATO allies Greece and Turkey. The conference involves senior-level retired officers from the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (HNDGS) and the Turkish General Staff (TGS). Joining Project Managers Stephen Norton, WPC Senior Policy Advisor, and Judith Yaphe, NDU Senior Analyst, for the conference are U.S. Army Secretary Louis Caldera; U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. George Joulwan, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe; Adm. Paul Gaffney, the president of NDU; and several active and retired officers from the United States and Canada. Diplomatic officials, including Turkey's Ambassador to the United States Baki Ilkin and Alexis Christopoulos, deputy chief of mission at the Greek Embassy in Washington, attended the opening of the meeting.

Greece-U.S. Relations: The Generation Ahead

October 13, 2000 // 12:00am
Conference in Athens, Greece, co-hosted by the Western Policy Center, the Center for Democracy, and the US Embassy in Greece.

Crime, Terrorism, and Law Enforcement in Southeastern Europe

September 07, 2000 // 12:00am
Policy Forum in Washington with Greece's Minister of Public Order, Michalis Chrysochoidis.

A Cyprus Settlement: Win-Win in the Region and Beyond

July 19, 2000 // 12:00am
Policy Forum featuring Cyprus Ambassador to the U.S., Amb. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis.

Foreign Policy in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, and U.S.-Greece Relations

May 22, 2000 // 12:00am
From May 22-24, the U.S. Ambassador to Greece R. Nicholas Burns was hosted in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento, California, for a series of foreign policy forums and public affairs programs on "Foreign Policy in the Balkans, Southeastern Europe, and U.S.-Greece Relations."

Luncheon Policy Forum with Athens Mayor Dimitris Avramopoulos and Istanbul Mayor Ali Mufit Gurtuna

March 28, 2000 // 11:00pm
On March 29, Mayor Avramopoulos was hosted for a luncheon with 100 top policy makers and opinion leaders in Washington. The mayor discussed developments in the Southeast Europe region and the role of cities. His Istanbul counterpart, Mayor Ali Mufit Gurtuna, was also a guest at the event.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant