Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey - Maintained by Tugrul Keskin
We are at a point in our work when we can no longer ignore empires and the imperial context in our studies. (p. 5)
― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Friday, May 22, 2015


Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Portland State University

TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd, 4:30 – 6:00pm
Place: 2nd Floor Parsons Art Gallery, CUPA (Urban Center) 503 SW Mill St., Portland OR 97201

Panel discussion: Turkish Foreign policy in the 21st Century: Institutions and Strategies
Moderator: Professor Tugrul Keskin, Department of International and Global Studies
Discussant: Professor Birol Yesilada, Director, The Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Studies Center
  1. “Grand Strategy and Turkish Foreign Policy.” Professor Nejat Dogan, Chair, Department of International Relations, Anadolu University 
  2. “The Role of Think Tanks in Turkish Foreign Policy.” Dr. Kubilay Arin, post-doctoral research scholar, Center for Turkish Studies
Nejat DOGAN received his B.A. degree in International Relations from Ankara University. He holds an M.A. degree in International Politics from the American University/Washington D.C. and a Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. His doctoral dissertation, entitled “Inis L. Claude and World Order,” proposed a pragmatic- liberal approach to International Relations. Between 2001 and 2011 he taught at Erciyes University. Dr. Dogan currently works as a full professor at Anadolu University (Turkey) and chairs the Department of International Relations. He is a vising scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year at Portland State University for conducting research on 21st century Turkish foreign policy.

Kubilay ARIN received his doctorate from the University of Munich in 2012 and was a visiting scholar at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara in 2014. His research focuses on think tanks in the US and Turkey, EU-Turkey Politics, US-Turkish relations, US and European foreign policy towards the Middle East, the democratization in Turkey and the Kurdish question. He has a forthcoming book that examines Think Tanks, Game-Changers in Turkish Foreign Policy. This book will address Turkey's (strained) relations with the US, the EU, NATO, the UN and the Near East.

Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Center - Division of Political Science - Department of International and Global Studies Portland State University

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