DATE CHANGE: Just Don't Know What To Do With Turkish-American Relations


Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Allison Dining Room, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School of Govt, Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Soli ÖzelSoli Ozel
Tom and Andi Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, Schell Center, Yale Law School; Lecturer, Political Science Department and International Relations Department, Kadir Has University, Istanbul

Please note: this Middle East Seminar will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Soli Özel is a Senior Lecturer at Kadir Has University in Istanbul and a columnist at Habertürk Daily newspaper. Currently a Tom and Andi Bernstein Fellow at the Schell Center, Yale Law School, he has guest lectured at Georgetown, Harvard, Tufts and other US universities, taught at UC Santa Cruz, SAIS, University of Washington, Hebrew University and held fellowships at Oxford, the EU Institute of Strategic Studies, and was a Fisher Family Fellow of the “Future of Diplomacy Program” at the Belfer Center of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In the Spring of 2013 he was a Keyman fellow and a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University. From 2015-17 he was a Richard von Weizsacker fellow at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.  Özel is working on two books: one tentatively entitled “The history of Turkey’s Future” and the other co-authored with Michael T. Rock, a comparison of Indonesia, Malaysia, Egypt and Turkey looking at their developmental and democratic successes and failures. He holds a BA in Economics from Benningon College (1981) and an MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS-1983).

Co-sponsors: The Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Contact: Liz Flanagan