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Before and Beyond the Earthquake: Turkey and its Domestic and External Challenges

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Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 12:30pm

RDB - Rafael Diaz-Balart Law Building, Room 1100
11200 SW 8th ST, Rafael Diaz-Balart Law Bldg, Miami, Florida 33199

Dr. Gonul Tol, author of the recent book, Erdoğan’s War: A Strongman’s Struggle at Home and in Syria (Oxford, 2023), will discuss Erdoğan’s significant impact in shaping the dynamics of Turkey’s identity and nationalism, and the implications for Turkey’s domestic politics, regional conflicts, and Ankara’s overall international relations; and especially the challenges compounded by the recent and devasting earthquake.


Guest Speaker:

Dr. Gönül Tol is the founding director of the Middle East Institute’s Turkey program and a senior fellow for the Frontier Europe Initiative. Dr. Tol has taught courses at George Washington University’s Institute for Middle East Studies and at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University on Turkey, Islamist movements in Western Europe, world politics, and the Middle East. She has written extensively on Turkey-U.S. relations, Turkish domestic politics, and foreign policy and the Kurdish issue.


Co-sponsored by:

Dorothea Green Lecture Series

Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series

Department of Politics and International Relations

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