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Turkey at the Crossroads

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 5:30pm

Turkey has been drifting toward authoritarianism under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. It is facing a barrage of security, economic, and democratic pressures. How will Turkey respond to those pressures? Will Turkey be able to address the Kurdish conflict, the economic crisis, and the threat of the Islamic State? Is the very survival of the Turkish Republic at stake?

About the Speaker

Cenk Sidar is the founder and CEO of Sidar Global Advisors (SGA), a Washington, DC-based global macro research and strategic advisory firm that since 2009 has been assisting top financial institutions, governments, and multinational corporations investing in emerging/frontier markets. Sidar has written for, been interviewed by, and worked with leading publications and media organizations, including the Wall Street JournalThe New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, CCTV, and Al Jazeera. He has addressed audiences at Cornell, Tufts, Johns Hopkins (SAIS), CFR, and other institutions around the world. 

Emine Gozde Sevim is a critically acclaimed photographer and photojournalist. Her ongoing body of work about the Middle East has been included in various exhibitions and publications internationally and has won numerous international awards and recognitions.Her first book, Embed in Egypt, was shortlisted for the coveted MACK’s First Book Award in London (2014), added to the National Media Museum Collection in Bradford, U.K., published by Kehrer Verlag in 2015, and featured on CNN the following January for the fifth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution. She was one of 11 photographers chosen as a grantee of the 2015 Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund in support of her most recent body of work from Turkey, “Homeland Delirium.” She was also selected as one of the 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch by PDN in 2016.

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This event is part of our new World Policy Security Series, led by WPI fellow Dr. Jonathan Cristol. These near-monthly roundtables will focus on a wide range of themes in international security and be responsive to events in the news. The private, off-the-record discussions will bring in security experts and analysts from academia, the private sector, and government (U.S. and non-U.S.) for clear, nuanced briefings that take you beyond the jargon and behind the headlines. Seating is limited to ensure access and participation. 



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