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CEFTUS Joint Forum ‘Kurds in Syria: From Denial Toward Self-ruled Governance Model’

Dr David L. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights. Phillips has worked as a Senior Adviser to the United Nations Secretariat and as a Foreign Affairs Expert and Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of State. He has held positions at academic institutions as Executive Director of Columbia University’s International Conflict Resolution Program, Director of American University’s Program on Conflict Prevention and Peace-building, Visiting Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Middle East Studies, Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and as Adjunct Associate Professor at New York University’s Department of Politics. He has worked at think-tanks as Deputy Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senior Fellow at the Preventive Diplomacy Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States, and Project Director at the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo. Phillips has also been a foundation executive serving as President of the Congressional Human Rights Foundation, Executive Director of the Elie Wiesel Foundation and the Nobel Laureates Initiative, and as Director of the European Centre for Common Ground. He is author of many books including The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East, policy reports, as well as more than 100 articles in leading publications such as theNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, and Foreign Affairs.

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CEFTUS 4th Anniversary Gala

We are very excited that CEFTUS will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this year. Our anniversary event will mark success of our work so far and will raise funds to carry out our future projects. Our anniversary celebrations in previous years welcome members of parliaments of UK and Turkey, London councillors, academics, journalists, business people […]

CEFTUS New Team Meeting

  June 2013 The London based Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) continues to grow. The centre’s new team came together in June to discuss short and long term plans. The Centre for Turkey Studies, with a view to implementing a more institutional structure, has started working together with current and new members of different professions […]

Background of Communities in the UK

There are over 350,000 Turkish, Kurdish and Turkish Cypriots living and working in the United Kingdom; their settlement in the UK took place in distinct phases since the 1950s. As with many immigrant communities, they represent diverse communities with different socio-economic status, religious backgrounds, regional origins, and various motives for migrating to the UK. It […]

Objectives

To host forums, round tables and panel discussions dealing with subjects related to the analysis of Turkey’s: Domestic politics, foreign affairs and economic development; Accession process to the European Union; Relationship with the UK, EU, Middle East and North Africa, Black Sea region, Central Asia and the Caucasus; Increasing geostrategic importance as energy conduit to […]