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Turkish Studies Symposium: "Future of Democracy in Turkey"

Event Type
academic, balkans, constitution, culture, democracy, discussion, europe, european union, foreign policy, international, international relations, international security, middle east, panel discussion, political science, politics, populism, religion, rule of law, russia, security, turkey, turkish
Organized by the European Union Center (EUC). Co-sponsored by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC); Center for Global Studies (CGS); Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES); and the Political Science Department
Illini Union, Room 404
Apr 27, 2018   2:00 - 4:00 pm  
Paul Myers
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

The 2018 Turkish Studies Symposium will focus on the future of democracy in Turkey. Watch this event and the Turkish Studies Symposium page for details as they become available.


Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, Institute of Turkish Studies, Georgeotown University
Lisel Hintz, Assistant Professor International Relations, European and Eurasian Studies Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Hüseyin Levent Köker, Research Associate, The Roberta Buffet Institute for Global Studies, Northwestern University

Moderator: Avital Livny, Asistant Professor, Political Science, University of Illinois

This year's symposium is “The Future of Democracy in Turkey” will explore the following themes:
- Turkey in Global Perspective: Turkey as a case of a global phenomenon of moving away from democracy
- Democracy Internally and Legal/Constitutional Issues: recent major legal and constitutional changes that have moved the country further away from democracy
- Foreign policy: The rift between US and Turkey; Turkey also moving away from the EU, Turkey-Russia relations

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