‘Erdogan’s Empire’: continuity and ‘revolution’ in Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East?


Thursday, October 17, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Soner CagaptaySoner Cagaptay
Director, Turkish Research Program, Beyer Family Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy; author: 'Erdogan's Empire': Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East, www.erdogansempire.com

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has written extensively on U.S.-Turkish relations, Turkish domestic politics, and Turkish nationalism, publishing in scholarly journals and major international print media, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, and The Atlantic. He appears regularly on CNN, PBS, NPR, and BBC.
A historian by training, Dr. Cagaptay wrote his doctoral dissertation at Yale University (2003) on Turkish nationalism. Dr. Cagaptay has taught courses at Yale, Princeton University, Georgetown University, and Smith College on the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. He has also served on contract as chair of the Turkey Advanced Area Studies Program at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. He is the author of, most recently, The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey.

His forthcoming book, 'Erdogan's Empire': Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East  will be published in October 2019 by I.B. Tauris. For more information: cagaptay.com.

Sponsors: Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan