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Turkey: A Troubled Country in a Troubled Region

November 21, 2016

Turkish protesters in Istanbul in July 2016; Credit: Maurice Flesier

Join us for a talk on “Turkey: A Troubled Country in a Troubled Region” featuring Dr. Henri J. Barkey, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan accused U.S.-based scholar Dr. Henri Barkey of plotting the July 15, 2016 coup. Dr. Barkey was leading an academic workshop in Turkey at the time of the coup.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 7 p.m.

Where: Kane Hall (KNE) Room 220

The event is sponsored by The Henry. M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Middle East Center and the Center for Global Studies. Sponsorship of this event by the Middle East Center does not imply that the Center endorses the content of the event.

For more information contact: tleonard@uw.edu or (206) 685-2354

About the speaker:

Dr. Henri J. Barkey is the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is the former Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor at Lehigh University. Barkey is also a former public policy scholar at the Wilson Center.

Dr. Henri J. Barkey, the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Dr. Henri J. Barkey, the Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.

He has also served as a member of the U.S. State Department Policy Planning Staff working primarily on issues related to the Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean and intelligence from 1998 to 2000.

His most recent works include “Turkey’s Syria Predicament” (Survival, 2014) and “Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States”, co-edited with Scott B. Lasensky and Phebe Marr (Washington D.C.: U.S. Institute of Peace, 2011).

In his New York Times opinion piece “Why is Turkey accusing me of a coup?” Barkey sheds light on Turkish politics and U.S.-Turkey relations.

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