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Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay

Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay


Book Launch with Dr Soner Cagaptay

‘The New Sultan: Erdogan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey’

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.

The event will take place between 7-9PM on Monday, 11 September 2017 at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Please see below for room details.

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.

This event will be kindly chaired by Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global Fellow Dr Latif Tas of SOAS.

The event will take place in Alumni Lecture Theatre (SALT) of Paul Webley Wing (Senate House North Block) at SOAS. Full address is Paul Webley Wing, North Block, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX.

Please click below to register. We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

Speaker Biography

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute. He has written extensively on U.S.-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, Jane’s Defense Weekly, Foreign Affairs, Atlantic, New Republic, and Newsweek Türkiye. He has been a regular columnist for Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s oldest and most influential English-language paper, and a contributor to CNN’s Global Public Square blog. He appears regularly on Fox News, CNN, NPR, Voice of America, BBC, and CNN-Turk. A historian by training, Dr Cagaptay wrote his doctoral dissertation at Yale University (2003) on Turkish nationalism. Dr Cagaptay has taught courses at Yale, Princeton University, Georgetown University, and Smith College on the Middle East, Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. His spring 2003 course on modern Turkish history was the first offered by Yale in three decades. From 2006-2007, he was Ertegun Professor at Princeton University’s Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Dr Cagaptay is the recipient of numerous honors, grants, and chairs, among them the Smith-Richardson, Mellon, Rice, and Leylan fellowships, as well as the Ertegun chair at Princeton. He has also served on contract as chair of the Turkey Advanced Area Studies Program at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. In 2012 he was named an American Turkish Society Young Society Leader.

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