Soner Cagaptay

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Events

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head - South Carolina

Friday, February 01, 2019

Location: Hilton Head Island

Title: The New Sultan and Turkey's Foreign Policy

World Denver - Colorado

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Location: University Club Denver

Title: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey

The Middle East Institute- Washington DC

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Location: The Middle East Institute

Event Title: What does 2018 have in store for Turkey?

SEESOX - Oxford, UK

Thursday, 18 January 2018 - 5:00pm

Location:  Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR

 

Speaker(s): Soner Cagaptay (Washington Institute for Near East Policy)

Chair: Ceren Lord (School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies)

Convenor: Ezgi Basaran (St Antony’s College, Oxford)

Discussant: Gareth Winrow (Independent Analyst on Turkey)

Authoritarianism, Politics and Literature in Turkey: U.S. Book Launch of "The Time of Mute Swans"

November 16, Thursday 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Location:The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

1111 19th st NW #500

Washington, D.C. 20036

Live Broadcast available

Turkey is currently going through its most tumultuous period of social and political change since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago, accompanied by  the growth of authoritarian politics under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Acclaimed Turkish  author and journalist  Ece Temelkuran argues that the path to understanding Turkey today lies in studying the 1980 military coup, and the ways in which the coup fundamentally altered Turkish society. This is the era of turbulence and transformation that Temelkuran explores in her latest book, The Time of Mute Swans: A Novel. To discuss this novel and the  intersection of authoritarianism and Erdogan's rule in Turkey, the Washington Institute is pleased to host a Policy Forum with Ece Temelkuran. She will be joined by former U.S. Ambassador Robert Finn and Institute expert Soner Cagaptay.

Santa Fe Council on International Relations- New Mexico

November 6, 2017

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Desert Academy, 7300 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe

 

World Affairs Council of Albaquerque - New Mexico

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017, 6:00 PM

Location: TANOAN COUNTRY CLUB, 10801 ACADEMY BLVD. NE

69th Program Year – Fourth Meeting @ WACA 

 

The Program: “The Rise of Erdogan: The Crisis of Turkey.

Sponsored by Sandia National Laboratories

 

The Institute of Turkish Studies- Washington DC

November 1, 2017 at  Georgetown University

5:00pm-6:30pm

 

Edward B. Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC)

McGhee Library 

Georgetown University

Washington, DC

 

Join us for a discussion on the perils and opportunities that typify recent developments in the Near and Middle East. Following a moderated discussion between the two authors, the audience will have an opportunity to purchase copies of the cited works and have them signed.

 

 

 

92Y - New York

October 31, 2017

Location: 92Y New York

 

From the liberal Turks to the Gulen movement, from coup plotters to Kurdish nationalists, all of which have culminated in the crisis of modern Turkey.

In his recently published book, The New Sultan, author Sonor Cagaptay approaches the history of political Islam in Turkey through the lens of President Erdogan and unpicks the “threats” Erdogan has worked to combat. Join us as Cagaptay examines Erdogan’s roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world.

 

There will be a book signing following this event.

Danish Institute for International Studies - Copenhagen

Friday 20 October 2017, 09.30-11.00

Location: DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies

Auditorium

Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A

2100 Copenhagen

 

Speakers

Soner Cağaptay, Director, Turkish Research Program, The Washington Institute

Pola Rojan, Middle East Analyst, ActionAid

Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Senior Researcher, DIIS

 

The seminar will be in English and live streamed on diis.dk

 

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Thursday 19 October 2017 at 12.00 noon. Livestream does not require registration

Bologna Institute for Policy Research - Italy

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:00 p,m

Location: Penthouse SAIS Bologna

 

 

In a world of rising tensions between Russia and the United States, the Middle East and Europe, Sunnis and Shiites, Islamism and liberalism, Turkey is at the epicentre. And at the heart of Turkey is its right-wing populist president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Since 2002, Erdogan has consolidated his hold on domestic politics while using military and diplomatic means to solidify Turkey as a regional power. His crackdown has been brutal and consistent – thousands of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and many of the highest-ranking military officers arrested. In some senses, the nefarious and failed 2016 coup has given Erdogan the license to make good on his repeated promise to bring order and stability under a "strongman". Here, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay will look at Erdogan's roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world. The book will also unpick the ‘threats' Erdogan has worked to combat – from the liberal Turks to the Gulen movement, from coup plotters to Kurdish nationalists – all of which have culminated in the crisis of modern Turkey.
 

Teach-In 2017: The Strength and Fragility of Constitutions

September 25, 2017 in Oklahama 

2:00 pm at The Univesity of Oklahama

Paul F. Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center

Soner Cagaptay is director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. He is the author of The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey and has written extensively on U.S. and 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 and numerous other publications. He appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, NPR, Voice of America, BBC and CNN-Turk.

Question-and-answer period to follow.

RSVP REQUIRED

Instituto Affari Internazionali -Rome, Italy

September 20, 2017 in Rome

16:30 at Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

 

Turkey will play a critical geopolitical role in the events of the Middle East. After the attempted coup of July 2016, the spotlight is on Recep Tayyip Erdogan – the powerful leader of the country whose increasingly authoritarian regime has increased tensions both within and outside the country. Erdogan’s crackdown on dissent has been brutal and consistent – thousands of journalists arrested, academics officially banned from leaving the country, university deans fired and three-quarters of the highest-ranking army officers in custody. As his opponents accuse the AKP of heavyhandedness, Erdogan promises to bring order and stability under a ‘strongman’.

In this book, leading Turkish expert Soner Cagaptay looks at where Erdogan comes from in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule. The New Sultan tells the story of the increasingly Islamic Turkey Erdogan has built, and assesses the threats he faces – from the liberal youth to the Gulen movement, the army plotters and the fallout from the Kurdish question.

University of Leiden- Netherlands

Exchanges on the Middle East II: Turkey and the Middle East​

September 14, 2017 in Leiden

17:00 - 19:00 at Leiden University's Centre for the Study of Islam and Society

 

While Turkey has long conceived of itself as a bridge between Asia and Europe, it also fostered ambitions to be a central player in regional and global affairs. In recent years, which were marked by conflicts and instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Turkey has sought to deepen its influence and power in the region. This public lecture and debate will explore the background of Turkey’s national, regional and international political strategies regarding the MENA region. This event is organized by LUCIS and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

De Balie - Amsterdam, Netherlands

September 13, 2017 in Amsterdam

20:00 at De Balie

Leading Turkish expert and Turkey-American political scientist Soner Cagaptay will speak in De Balie on the power of Erdogan and the crisis in today’s Turkey. Last month his important book The New Sultan has been published in which Cagaptay gives a complete image of Erdogan: where he comes from in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule in the last years. After Erdogan first came to power as prime minister in 2003, he brought the country economic growth but more and more deeply divided the country with his authoritarian regime. Can we still consider Turkey a democracy? What can we expect from Erdogan in the coming years? And what is needed to bring an end to the crisis of Turkey?

Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay

September 11, 2017 in London

19:00 at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to invite you to a launch of Dr Soner Cagaptay’s new book ‘The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’ on 11 September 2017.

In this book launch, Beyer Family fellow and Director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, Dr Soner Cagaptay will look at President Erdoğan’s roots in Turkish history, what he believes in and how he has cemented his rule, as well as what this means for the world. The discussion will also unpick the ‘threats’ Erdogan has worked to combat – from the liberal Turks to the Gulen movement, from coup plotters to Kurdish nationalists – all of which have culminated in the crisis of modern Turkey.

Book Talk at DACOR: The New Sultan

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Price $25

DACOR Bacon House

1801 F Street NW, Washington, 20006

Turkey and the Failed Coup--One Year Later

Broadcast July 13, 2017 at 12:30 PM EST

Watch a live webcast as three expert observers examine a divided Turkey one year after the failed military coup of 2016.

Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey @ RUSI

At 9:30 AM GMT on June 15, 2017,  RUSI is hosting a discussion with Soner Cagaptay, Director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute, about his new book on Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and the crisis facing modern Turkey.

Live Twitter Q&A with Soner

Monday, April 24th, 11am-12pm

Dr. Cagaptay answers your live twitter questions on Turkey, the referendum, and his new book from 11am-12pm on Monday. Tweet at him (@SonerCagaptay) with the tag #NewSultan and Soner will be choosing the best questions to answer!

Book Talk - U.S. Department of State

April 19, 2017

Dr. Soner Cagaptay discusses his new book "The New Sultan" at the Ralph J. Bunche Library at the U.S. Department of State.

Book Launch

April 18, 2017

Dr. Soner Cagaptay discusses his new book "The New Sultan" at his official book launch at the Washington Institute with panelists Amberin Zaman and Gönül Tol. 

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