Turkish Lecture Series

 The Turkish Lecture Series brings public intellectuals in the fields of Ottoman and Turkish studies, including business and trade, history, politics, and culture, to interact with Emory students and faculty and members of the Atlanta-area community. The series is hosted in partnership with the American Turkish Friendship Council.


Title of Talk
April 15, 2024 Christine Philliou, Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution

An Old Story: Turkey's Relationship to the Ottoman Past

April 12, 2023 Baki Tezcan, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, and current President of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association

Halide Edib, Ottoman Armenians, and the Wilsonian Principles: The Alternative Post-World War I History that Never Happened

February 4, 2020 Elif Batuman, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of two critically acclaimed books – The Possessed and The Idiot An Afternoon with Elif Batuman
February 6, 2019 Kemal Kirisci, TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project, at the Brookings Institution Turbulent Times: Turkey's Tenuous Relationship with the West
February 19, 2018 Steven A. Cook, PhD, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations Is Turkey a Democracy?
December 1, 2016 Soner Çağaptay, Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute Turkish Foreign Relations: the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East
November 18, 2015 Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, The Institute of Turkish Studies
Georgetown University
Turkey: A Reliable Ally to Combat ISIS?
March 27, 2014 Bulent Aliriza, Founding Director, The Turkey Project
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Turkey's Challenges in 2014 - VIDEO
September 21, 2012 M. Hakan Yavuz, Professor of Political Science, Middle East Center, University of Utah Political Islam and Secularism in Turkey
November 9, 2011 Namik Tan, Ambassador of Turkey to the United States Turkey-U.S. Relations
February 3, 2010 Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Global Women's Issues
November 24, 2008 Nabi Sensoy, Ambassador of Turkey to the United States Turkey's Foreign Policy, Linked Between the Regional and the Global
September 18, 2007 Ali Carkoglu, Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Sabanci University (Istanbul, Turkey) Turkish Elections 2007: A Beginning or an End of an Electoral Process?
November 9, 2006 Murat Sungar, First Deputy Secretary General, Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
Former Ambassador of Turkey to the United Nations Office in Geneva
Turkey and the U.S.: An Important Relationship for the Black Sea Region
October 17, 2006 Soner Cagaptay, Senior Fellow and Director, Turkish Research Program
Washington Institute
Islam, Secularism, and Nationalism in Modern Turkey: Who Is a Turk?