invites you to a lecture
Location: Balmoral Room, Stanhope Hotel, Rue de Commerce 9, Brussels
Event date: 11 April 2012, from 18:30
Speaker: Professor Dr. Gülnur Aybet - Senior Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, England, and Professor at the Izmir University of Economics, Turkey.
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
Attendance by invitation only. Please confirm your participation as seats will be limited to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 April 2012
In recent years, Turkey has emerged as a regional player and is transforming into a strategic partner for both the U.S. and the EU in the region.
“While Turkey has been able to juggle its interests through its regional soft power, the Arab Spring and particularly Turkey’s turnabout policy on Syria and Israel have put it in the crossroads between regional intervention and non-intervention and hard power versus soft power,” says Professor Dr. Gülnur Aybet, leading Turkish expert on European security and Turkish foreign affairs, in 2009 ranked as one of the top 20 most powerful Muslim women in the United Kingdom by The Times.
Between 2009-2010, Dr. Aybet was a scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. In 2005-6 she was a Senior Associate Member of St Antony’s College, Oxford and previously held a visiting scholarship at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University. From 2007-9 she was a Principal Investigator of a British Academy funded project on the state building roles of NATO and the EU in Bosnia.
She is the author of The Dynamics of European Security Cooperation 1945-1991 ( Palgrave 2001), A European Security Architecture After the Cold War: Questions of Legitimacy (Macmillan 2000) and co-author with Rebecca Moore of NATO in Search of a Vision ( Georgetown University Press, 2010). She has published widely in journals such as Security Dialogue, International Journal, Problems of Post Communism and Europe Asia Studies as well as op-eds in daily newspapers. Presently Dr Aybet is a member of the British-Turkish Tatlidil Forum.
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