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Friday, April 10, 2015 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm


"Turkey's Quest for Influence in International Governance"


When: Friday, April 10 | 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Where: Maurer School of Law, Room 122

What: In the Arab world, Turkey is now seen as a source of chaos in the region and often criticized for stoking sectarianism. Only a few years ago, Turkey, was enthusiastically hailed as a “model” for the Arab world’s political and economic ambitions. Why this dramatic change? Is its rift with the West irreversible? What would be the advantages of re-engaging Turkey?

About the Speaker: Dr. Kemal Kirişci is the TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings, with an expertise in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies. He earned a Ph.D. in international relations from the City University, London and an M.A. in international relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England. His areas of research interest include EU-Turkish relations, U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign and trade policies, European integration, immigration issues, ethnic conflicts and refugee movements. His recent publications include Syrian Refugees and Turkey’s Challenges: Going Beyond Hospitality (Brookings, May 2014) and “TTIP and Turkey: The Geopolitical Dimension” in The Geopolitics of TTIP: Repositioning the Transatlantic Relationship for a Changing World, Daniel S. Hamilton, ed. (Washington, D.C. Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2014; distributed by Brookings Institution Press).


* Co-sponsored by the Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center and the Turkish Student Organization.

Wednesday, April 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm


"Lunch and a Lecture"

CSME Visiting Scholar Kishimzhan speaks about her current research project.


When: Wednesday, April 22 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Where: CSME Building

1105 E Atwater Ave., Bloomington, IN

About the Speaker: Kishimzhan joined CSME as a Visiting Scholar in Fall 2015.


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