You are invited to join our September 2 Webinar: Turkish Politics at the Crossroads: Growing Democracy in Illiberal Soil with Gary Grossman, Founding Associate Director of Academic Programs and Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.
The Republic of Turkey has been one of the most dynamic countries in the world since it was established in 1923, founded with the explicit purpose for its emergence as a modern, secular democracy. Over the past century, progress toward this goal has occurred in fits and starts, democratically elected governments overthrown by the Turkish military four times. This presentation explores Turkey’s prospects for democracy in the 21st century in the context of its current government, the longest-lasting regime in its history.
Dr. Gary M. Grossman is the Founding Associate Director of Academic Programs and Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University. He is also currently a Visiting Scientist with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization. He offers more than three decades of experience in the management of political, social, and technological development projects around the world with a particular focus on Turkey and Eurasia and was a Fulbright research scholar at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara.
This is the eighth and final webinar in our summer series Summer with SFWAF: Hot Weather, Hot Topics. We have offered two webinars a month held on Wednesday mornings from May 20 – September 2, 2020 for members and friends on a variety of current international affairs topics with foreign affairs experts in Washington, DC, New Mexico and Arizona. A list of our webinar speakers will be on our website sfwaf.org. Speaker bios are on the Speakers webpage. On September 16, 2020 we begin a three part 2020 election webinar series for SFWAF and LWV New Mexico members in conjunction with the League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County.
We are using the Zoom Webinar Format for this and our other programs. If you are interested in this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.