University of Washington

Journalist Cengiz Çandar on "Turkey and the Changing Middle East"

 

Cengiz Candar

Photo courtesy Centre for Turkey Studies

September 23, 2013

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, prominent Turkish journalist Cengiz Çandar will give a free public lecture on "Turkey and the Changing Middle East." The lecture is sponsored by the UW Jackson School of International Studies and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Kane Hall 220 on the UW Seattle campus. The event is free and open to the public.

A journalist since 1976, Çandar is the author of seven books in Turkish, mainly about the Middle East, including the best-seller Mesopotamia Express: A Journey in History. He contributed to two Century Foundation publications: "Turkey's Transformation and American Policy" and "Allies in Need: Turkey and the US." He is senior columnist of Radikal in Istanbul. Çandar was a special foreign policy adviser to Turkish President Turgut Ozal from 1991 to 1993.

More Middle East events in October:

Tuesday, Oct. 1: "The Middle East: A Roundtable Discussion" on current events in the Middle East, featuring UW faculty Ellis Goldberg, Professor of Political Science; Resat Kasaba, Stanley D. Golub Professor of International Studies, Jackson School; Joel Migdal, Robert F. Philip Professor of International Studies, Jackson School; and Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Assistant Professor of History. Starts at 7 p.m. in Thomson Hall 101. Free and open to the public.

Monday, Oct. 14: Heba Sharobeem of Egypt's Alexandria University will speak on "The Arab Spring with a Focus on the Two Waves of the Egyptian Revolution" at 3:30 p.m. in  Thomson Hall 317. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct. 16: "Syria: Close Up of a Crisis," features panelists Reşat Kasaba, Director of the Jackson School; Cassandra Nelson, Mercy Corps; and Cengiz Çandar, an influential Turkish journalist at 6:30 p.m., at Town Hall Seattle. The cost for general admission is $15. This program is sponsored by the World Affairs Council and Mercy Corps. Register online.

Driving directions and parking information:

Kane Hall | Map
Kane Hall is on Red Square next to Suzzallo Library.

From I-5, exit east onto N.E. 45th Street. Travel east on N.E. 45th Street to 15th Avenue N.E. Turn right onto 15th Avenue N.E. The UW Central Plaza Parking Garage is located at N.E. 41st Street and 15th Avenue N.E. Please note that a special event parking fee of $10 may be charged for evening events. Above-ground parking ($5) is also available. Enter campus at the north entrance, N.E. 45th Street and 17th Avenue N.E. Stop at the gatehouse and ask the attendant for additional information.

From Highway 520, exit north onto Montlake Boulevard N.E. Turn left onto N.E. Pacific Street. Turn right and head north on 15th Avenue N.E. The UW Central Plaza Parking Garage is located at N.E. 41st street and 15th Avenue N.E. Please note that a special event parking fee of $10 may be charged for evening events. Above-ground parking ($5) is also available. Enter campus at the north entrance (N.E. 45th Street and 17th Avenue N.E.). Stop at the gatehouse and ask the attendant for additional information.

For more information, contact jsis@uw.edu or (206) 543-4370.

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