Fourth Annual Conference on Turkey

The Middle East Institute Center for Turkish Studies is pleased to host its Fourth Annual Conference on Turkey.
Friday, June 14
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20045
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Schedule

8:45am: Opening Remarks

9:00am-9:45 am
Keynote Address:
Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), United States House of Representatives

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10:00am-11:30 am
Panel 1: Crisis in Syria: Can Turkey Rise to the Challenge?

Volkan Bozkir, Grand National Assembly of Turkey
Steve Heydemann, United States Institute of Peace
Robert Ford, U.S. Ambassador to Syria
Anne Richard, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
Moderator: Robert Worth, New York Times

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11:30am-12:00pm: Lunch (Sponsored by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Strategic Research Center)

12:00pm-1:00pm
Panel 2: Debating Turkish Foreign Policy in a Changing Global and Regional System

Bülent Aras, Turkish Foreign Ministry`s Center for Strategic Research
Şaban Kardaş, TOBB University of Economics and Technology
Mesut Özcan, Turkish Foreign Ministry`s Center for Strategic Research
Moderator: Tolga Tanış, Hürriyet

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1:00pm-1:45 pm
Keynote Address:
Besir Atalay, Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey

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1:45pm-2:00pm: Break

2:00pm-3:15pm
Panel 3: Is a Turkey-PKK Peace Deal Finally Possible?

Ayse Betül Çelik, Sabanci University
Christopher Harmon, Marine Corps University
Aliza Marcus, Author and Journalist
Moderator: Anna Gawel, Washington Diplomat

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3:15pm-3:30pm: Break

3:30pm-5:00 pm
Panel 4: The Turkey-Iran-Iraq Nexus

Henri J. Barkey, Lehigh University
Alireza Nader, RAND Corporation
Denise Natali, National Defense University
Moderator: Phebe Marr, Author and Historian

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